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Winter chill set to return
Springlike weather replaced with rain, cold temperatures

LAWRENCEVILLE - This weekend, it's supposed to go from hot to not.

Temperatures that have been in the 70s most of the week will be falling this weekend to lows in the 20s on Sunday, National Weather Service forecaster Sean Ryan said.

Today, highs will be in the 50s, with lows in the upper 30s.

While there is a 90 percent chance of rain today, Ryan said there is no chance of snow in metro Atlanta. And the half inch of rain that's expected to fall will do little to help a months-long drought that has left the region more than 20 inches below normal rainfall for the year, a record for the region.

"It's probably not going to be a droughtbuster," Ryan said. "It's not anything that's going to put a significant dent in the rainfall deficit, but it will help in some ways."

Lake Lanier, at 1,051.03 feet, is nearly 20 feet below its full pool level.

Ryan said the fluctuations in temperatures are normal for this time of year. Temperatures are expected to creep back up into the 50s late next week.