This Afternoon: While most of the rain holds off back to our west, some scattered pockets of rain will move into towns like Toccoa, Elberton, Hartwell, Franklin, Highlands and Cashiers by late this afternoon. Expect the small chance of a showers late this afternoon as temperatures remain in the 50s.
Tonight & Monday Morning: The rain arrives after sunset and it will be heavy at times, especially after Midnight. This rain will stick around through Monday morning before pushing south and east. Be prepared for lots of water on roads early Monday. Every town should soak in between 0.75" and 1.5" of rain by tomorrow morning.
Lots of Dry Time Monday: Aside from the rain early Monday, we won't see much rain during the day. Instead, expect a mostly cloudy sky with comfortable temperatures as highs make it into the upper 50s and low-middle 60s in many towns. We will stay dry before a second system moves in our direction Tuesday.
Cloudy & Scattered Rain Tuesday: Much of the rain that moves towards us on Tuesday won't hit us directly. Instead, the bulk of it will move south and east of us. Still, rain will come down overnight Monday into Tuesday and we'll keep spotty, light rain in the forecast for Tuesday under a cloudy sky.
Late Week Cold: Once this rain is out of the way, late next week looks much colder! For a time, forecast data indicated there would be a chance for a system cruising to our south and east along a prime track for snow, but that opportunity showed up so far in advance (7-8 days), that it was tough to take seriously and never really sustained itself as a quality opportunity.
Now, the more likely situation is a push of cold air with a trough not sharp enough to spin up a low pressure center along the coast of the Carolinas. We'll keep watching late week and next weekend.