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Adams County residents awoke this morning to the first measurable rainfall in nearly three weeks.
With no precipitation to speak of since August 22, when the city measured .75” of rain, a spokesperson for the Decatur Sewage Treatment Plant – where area weather is documented – said as of 7 a.m. today .31” has fallen in the Decatur area. The precipitation was hardly what area farmers need to replenish crops, but was a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat hovering over Adams County this week.
The rain ended by mid-morning, giving way to mostly cloudy skies on the way to a predicted high temperature reading of 82 degrees. The National Weather Service said the chance of additional rainfall and possible scattered thunderstorms is 40 percent throughout the day and 10 percent this evening. Tonight’s low is predicted to be 49 degrees.
Friday’s high is expected to top out at 67 degrees, with a low of 41 degrees under clear skies. Weekend highs are expected to be 70 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday, with a chance of isolated thunderstorms included in Sunday’s forecast.
Weekend lows of 48 degrees are forecast for both days.