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‘Steady rain’ welcomed
Forecast calls for more by the weekend
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Cumming Police Officer Jeff Moore watches as workers use a loader to remove the tree that fell Wednesday on Ridge Road. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)
Rain that soaked the area Wednesday is expected to taper off Thursday before returning this weekend.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said there were few wrecks Wednesday morning as a result of the showers, none of which involved severe injuries.

Shivers also said there were no reports of wind or lightning damage.

“It was just a good, steady rain,” he said.

A fallen tree brought Cumming police to Ridge Road about 8:40 a.m.

Officer Jeff Moore said the road was reopened after about 45 minutes. No one was injured in the incident, he said, and
power service was not disrupted as a result of the downed tree.

“It just fell across the street and the city street department cleaned it up,” Moore said.

According to the National Weather Service, Friday should be dry and sunny with a high temperature near 48 degrees and a low about 29.

Kent McMullen, a meteorologist with the weather service, said the wet stuff could return Saturday, when there’s a 50 percent chance of rain. The forecast calls for a high of about 47.

He said there is a slight chance for snow Saturday night with lows dropping into the 20s, though conditions should dry up Sunday.

Sunday should bring windy conditions and a high of about 44 degrees.

“So it’s just going to be a cold day on Sunday,” he said.

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