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Rain moves out as cold front brings clear skies

Staff Photo: John Bohn Jena Sorat, of Lawrenceville, takes cover from heavy rain falling in Snellville on Monday. Sorat is transferring her four-week old son Connor from a stroller to her automobile.

Staff Photo: John Bohn Jena Sorat, of Lawrenceville, takes cover from heavy rain falling in Snellville on Monday. Sorat is transferring her four-week old son Connor from a stroller to her automobile.

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Staff Photo: John Bohn Traffic moves slowly on Scenic Highway in Snellville, as heavy rain falls on the Gwinnett County area Monday.

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Staff Photo: John Bohn Fallen leaves float in a puddle in Lawrenceville, as heavy rain falls on the Gwinnett County area Monday.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A meteorologist with the National Weather Service said that after rains drenched Gwinnett County Monday, a cold front this morning could clear the skies.

"Come Tuesday, it could be very nice," said George Wetzel with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. "We'll be keeping a slight chance of storms on Tuesday, but we'll be down to 20 percent."

Monday's rains had saturated the area with anywhere from an inch to two inches of rain. The wet weather is a plus, Wetzel told the Daily Post on Monday. "We've had a long, steady rain today," he said. "This should address the drought in a good way. If we're getting two inches of rain that definitely could help."

A tornado watch was issued Monday, however, no damage or signs of a tornado were reported.

By Wednesday, Wetzel said, temperatures could descend into the lower 50s.

"Generally what happens is, the second morning after a cold front is the coolest morning," he said. "After that, we'll wind back into the 80s by Thursday or Friday."