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Wrecks on rainy Monday part of expected dreary week
Authorities were busy responding to accidents
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Drivers commute to work Monday morning in the rain in Gainesville. Forecasters predict a good chance of rain all week.

Area authorities worked a slew of wrecks Monday as motorists battled pouring rain, which was expected to end overnight.

Chad Black, Hall County deputy fire chief, said emergency workers responded early in the day to “multiple accidents, mainly in the south end of the county on Interstate 985.”

The often-heavy rain subsided by late afternoon, in the time for the evening commute, but the National Weather Service still issued a flood warning for the area.

By Monday evening, nearly 5 inches had fallen at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville since late Saturday night, according to the weather service.

Patchy drizzle, areas of fog and otherwise cloudy skies are predicted for Tuesday.

The weather isn’t expected to improve much through the rest of the week — and even until early next week.

A cloudy sky and patchy drizzle is forecast through Thursday night. A chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday through Sunday night, according to the weather service.

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