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Weekend Rain Set To Soak Cartersville

Bartow County and the north Georgia area is expected to get about two inches of rain through Monday.

Don't get too comfortable with the sunny skies and mild temperatures in Cartersville and Bartow County. 

The weekend is slated to bring clouds and rain to finish out the rest of the week.

A "shortwave" will move across Georgia over the weekend and "will bring the return of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia for the weekend into the early work week," according to the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Peachtree City

The service predicts the heaviest amount of rain could fall Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with total rainfall amounts reaching between two and two-and-a-half inches through Monday across north Georgia.

Cartersville's forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday with a high of 71 and an 80 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Sunday. The lows are expected to stay in the mid to high 50s.

A 30 percent chance of showers and storms continues into Monday, when a high of 75 is expected.

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