The Chattahoochee Valley can expect around one to two inches of rain over the next 48 hours, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary, the National Weather Service said.
Sunday’s partly cloudy skies are expected to give way to showers and possibly thunderstorms over the next few days, said Frank Taylor, a spokesman with the weather service. Columbus had 1.59 inches of rain in October as of Sunday. Rainfall Monday and Tuesday could double that number.
“Typically, the fall is a very dry time for Georgia,” Taylor said, though he added that the rain the area will likely get this week won’t be unusual. “It’s certainly not in the extreme in any way.”
The rain’s cause is a stalled front in the Columbus area and a low coming up from the western Gulf of Mexico, Taylor said.
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“There’s going to be a lot of moisture being brought up,” Taylor added. “The low is going to act as a trigger and cause the rain.”
Temperatures are expected to remain normal for the season, until the weekend. Highs are expected to be around 80, and the lows in the 70s. By Saturday, however, the seasonal norms will give way to lows that could drop to 50 degrees and highs in the 70s, Taylor said.