Forecast Details for Atlanta, GA

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Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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