From Staff Reports

The Weather Week in Coweta County should see rain and cooler temperatures as Tropical Storm Michael plays into the area’s forecast.

The National Weather Service thinks Tropical Storm Michael will likely become a hurricane today as it enters the Gulf of Mexico and heads for the Florida panhandle. Once on land, it’ll drop back to Tropical Storm stage and Coweta County should get some of its effects – mainly rain (80 percent chance) and gusty winds as high as 20 mph.

Otherwise, it appears the 90-degree weather is over and on Friday, the forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 77.

Below is the NWS day-by-day forecast:

Today – A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday – A 20 percent chance of showers after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday – Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 81. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Later that evening, Tropical storm conditions possible. Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday – Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 78.

Friday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.