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Temperatures drop as cold front moves in

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Rain falls at the FOX 5 studios, Thursday, December 20. (Photo: Steve Dixon/myfoxatlanta) Rain falls at the FOX 5 studios, Thursday, December 20. (Photo: Steve Dixon/myfoxatlanta)
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A rainy day will be followed by a cold night. Temperatures are expected to drop just below freezing on Thursday night, according to FOX 5 Storm Team chief meteorologist Ken Cook.

The cold front brought rain to north Georgia. The wet weather began around 6 a.m. and continued throughout the day. Rainfall amounts ranged from .7 of an inch to 1 inch, Ken said.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Big Creek near Cumming in Forsyth County on Thursday.

The recent heavy rain has caused runoff into streams, which could cause flooding in the area, the NWS said. As of 3:30 p.m., the water level was at 5.7 feet; the flood stage is 6 feet.  The warning is in effect until further notice.

Now that the rain has mostly gone, the cold air is moving in. Temps will range from 25 to 32 degrees throughout the area, with 31 expected for Atlanta in the evening.

The high on Friday will be in the 40s for much of the metro area, Ken said. It'll get even colder this weekend, with lows in the 20s on Saturday and near freezing on Sunday. Highs will climb by up to the 50s by Monday, when we could see some more rain, according to Ken.

It could be a wet Christmas with a high of near 60, Ken said.

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