A chilly, overcast sky is what Atlantans can look forward to seeing Sunday morning. And they better get used to it, because that’s pretty much the forecast for the entire day.
Temperatures should start around 40 and never escape the low 40s, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. Temperatures shouldn’t vary by more than five degrees or so the whole day.
This is because of a wedge of cold air making its way into North Georgia during the morning, which will chill things down significantly, Deon said.
“That’s when we’ll see a wedge come in, and that’ll bring that cold air down from the mountains and keep it very cold for the remainder of your weekend,” she said.
The front also means wind should pick up slightly, meaning it’ll feel even colder outside. Some precipitation is also likely later in the day, with some areas expecting rain showers and others possibly getting spotty areas of wintry mix, Deon said. The overall chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Either way, it shouldn’t be a washout Sunday, and traffic likely won’t be affected by the weather.
What will affect traffic is one lane of the Ga. 400 collector-distributor lane system being closed between Glenridge Connector and I-285 for roadwork, according to the city of Sandy Springs.
Two lanes of the outer loop from Flat Shoals Road to I-20 in DeKalb County will also be closed for roadwork until 5 a.m. Monday, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.
After a cold ending to the weekend, Atlanta will warm back up into the upper 50s and low 60s, but the rain chances will also go up, Deon said. Monday has a 40 percent chance and Tuesday has an 80 percent chance of rain.