People in many parts of north Georgia woke up Saturday morning to the first significant rainfall in their area in more than two months.<br />
Gainesville was one of those places.<br />
Steady rains, heavy at times, resulted in standing water on many roads and in yards, overflowing gutters and a much-needed soaking for lawns and gardens, which, in many areas, were beginning to show the effects of the dry spell.<br />
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville recorded 2.07 inches of rain Saturday. That's the biggest one-day total since 1.98 inches fell on May 14. As the day started, Gainesville was about seven inches below normal for this time of the year.<br />
As AccessNorthGa.com reported just a week ago, the lack of rain this summer is in sharp contrast to what was recorded a year ago when rainfall was above normal by a significant margin. (See earlier story. Link below.)<br />
The forecast calls for a good chance of rain in north Georgia for the next several days. AccuWeather.com says there's about a 60 percent chance of rain through Thursday. Temperatures are expected to move back to near normal in the mid- to upper-80s by midweek.
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