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Posted: March 15, 2011 8:05 a.m.

Rain ending, warm temps, sunshine on the way

Rain should taper off today, giving way to bountiful sunshine and warm temperatures through the week.

There's a 60 percent chance of precipitation this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The rest of the work week and the weekend should be dry, though, and the daytime high temperatures will rise from the mid 60s today into the upper 70s  to 80 through the remainder of the work week.

St. Patrick's Day on Thursday should be sunny with a high of 77 and a low of 47. For the first day of spring on Sunday , expect sun with a high of 73, then clouds overnight and a low of 48.

March is historically the wettest month of the year for Newton County, with an average of 5.89 inches of precipitation. The area has received 1.92 inches through early Tuesday, according to information from the FFA-FCLA Center station of the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network.

The average daily temperature through the first two weeks of the month has been at the 30-year average of 63.18, and the average low has been about 1.5 degree above the 30-year average of 39.65.

 

 

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