Gusty winds could bring down trees as rain continues

Rain that began early Monday is expected to continue through Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned gusty winds could combine with the saturated soil to bring down a few trees across metro Atlanta.

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Winds were gusting as high as 33 mph early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall totals through 7 a.m. Tuesday included .43 inch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, .68 inch in Chamblee, .71 inch in Marietta, and .82 in Peachtree City.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the chance of rain is 90 percent Tuesday, diminishing to 60 percent Wednesday before ending later during the afternoon.

Thursday through Saturday will be mostly sunny and dry, Minton said.

Temperatures will remain steady in the mid-50s Tuesday and Tuesday night before climbing into the low 70s Wednesday, she said.

Highs will be in the low 70s Thursday and Friday and in the upper 60s Saturday, with morning lows in the 50s each day, Minton said.

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