Rounds of drenching rain will not only soak Atlanta through Monday, but may also trigger flash flooding.
The storm system tracking northeastward from the Gulf of Mexico is responsible for the wet start to the week.
It is possible that residents will notice a lull in the rain early Monday morning after a rainy first half to Sunday night. Even if that occurs, a band of drenching rain and thunderstorms will still sweep through on Monday and push rainfall total to or past 2 inches.
That amount of rain has heightened concerns for flash flooding.
Some of Monday's thunderstorms may also turn severe with damaging winds.
Fresh cool air will usher in for Tuesday and Wednesday, along with the chance for a shower Tuesday night.
The door will then open for temperatures to rebound later in the week.
A cold front will deliver rain to the Pittsburgh area on Friday, but high pressure is expected to build over the weekend, leading to dry and sunny weather.
The post-tropical remnant of Joaquin will take a southern track, landing ultimately in Portugal and northwestern Spain at the end of the week.
Showers bringing generally welcome rainfall to the southwestern coast of India will gradually spread northward toward Mumbai into this weekend.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to reach Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
After historic rainfall across South Carolina, dam breaches and failures have aggravated already dangerous flooding problems.
Puerto Rico (1970)
Floods caused "most widespread natural disaster in recent years". A total of 38.42 inches of rain fell in 6 days, causing $62 million damage; 18 people were killed.
Seattle, WA (1981)
Four inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the city.
New York (1983)
Moderate earthquake in upstate New York (Blue Mountain Lake area). Temblor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and was felt over a wide portion of the Northeastern United States and part of Canada.