COVINGTON, Ga. — Rain soaked Newton County on Monday and the storms should give way to a midweek cooldown.
The National Weather Service reported 2.13 inches of rain fell on Mansfield. Most areas of north Georgia received at least 2 inches of rain between Sunday night and Monday afternoon.
Just outside Newton County, Conyers received 3.1 inches of rain, Monroe 2.8 inches and Jersey 2.25 inches.
The high Monday reached 75 degrees at the Covington airport, and that might be the high for the week too.
Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 60s on Tuesday, the low 60s on Wednesday and be back close to 70 degrees by Thursday.
Saturday brings the next chance for rain, a 30 percent chance of showers with a high in the mid-60s.
The forecast for the University of Georgia’s annual rivalry football game Saturday against Florida calls for highs in the upper 70s in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Jacksonville forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain from Friday night into Sunday.Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday.