An extremely dry fall finally might break, as the forecast calls for rain in the middle of next week.

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City said rain is possible during the middle of next week, including a few thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday.

About 2 inches of rain is possible in the Walton County area between Monday and Thursday, the weather service said.

The rain comes during an historic drought. Atlanta tied a 132-year-old record Friday with 39 consecutive days without measurable rain. Portions of Walton County got a little relief with some rain on Nov. 13.

The weather service said a slow-moving cold front will pass through north Georgia early in the week, bringing with it the chance of a few thunderstorms and locally heaving rainfall.

For the weekend, expect more warm and dry weather. Temperatures Friday should reach the lower 70s and be in the mid- to upper 60s on Saturday.

Level 2 watering restrictions are in place for Walton and surrounding counties by order of Gov. Nathan Deal. Outdoor burn bans are in effect across the county.

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