MONDAY’S WEATHER | Make your travel plans for Thanksgiving week

Potentially severe storms in forecast for Tuesday, but clouds should clear by holiday

After a beautiful weekend, we’re in for some big weather changes around metro Atlanta ahead of Thanksgiving.

While Monday is shaping up to be largely uneventful weather-wise, Tuesday will usher in some potentially severe storms that should clear out in time for Wednesday’s travel rush and Thanksgiving Day.

If you’re planning to travel Tuesday, be aware that widespread rain will arrive early in the morning — around 4 a.m. — and become heavier as storms blow in during the afternoon, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Those storms will bring a Level 1 of 5 risk of becoming strong to severe, he said. The main impact will be heavy rain and damaging wind gusts, and a brief spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out, either.

By Wednesday, the storms will have cleared out as a cold front moves by, making for a dry travel day. Thanksgiving Day should stay cool in the upper 50s and mostly dry, but some scattered showers are possible.

As for Monday, high temperatures will be in the 60s to kick off the week. We’ll have a lot of clouds around that could drop a few sprinkles through the afternoon.

Five-day forecast for Nov. 20, 2023.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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