MONDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: After chilly start, scattered showers this afternoon

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North Georgia is looking at a week’s worth of warmer weather, but highs in the 60s and 70s will come at a price.

Four of the five days this work week have a shot at rain, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon. Monday’s chance is high at 60%, but scattered showers aren’t expected until later in the day, and most of the coverage will be south of Atlanta, Deon said.

“We’re looking good for the start of the day,” she said. “We’ll have some sunshine around, but clouds will be on the increase, and we could start to see a few light rain showers moving in from the west just after 1 p.m.”

It’s chilly but mild on Monday morning with lows in the 40s. Deon said clouds will build in through the morning, and temperatures will rise quickly. She expects Atlanta to reach the 50s by 10 a.m. and the mid-50s by lunchtime.

It’s a good idea to send kids to school with umbrellas in their backpacks, Deon said.

“We’re not starting off with rain, but once they come home from school, there could be a few isolated rain showers around,” she said. “The temperatures are going to feel pretty good, so jackets will probably come off.”

Atlanta’s projected high is 63 degrees, which is three degrees above average for this time of year. Those numbers won’t have far to fall overnight, with lows in the mid-50s in Tuesday’s forecast, according to Channel 2.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

An even warmer afternoon is in store Tuesday with a projected high of 75 degrees. The record high is 79 set in 2019, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday will be the only completely dry day this week before a frontal boundary moves in late Tuesday night, Deon said. The weather system is going to bring heavy rainfall across North Georgia on Wednesday before it slips south, where it will be responsible for widespread rain, according to Deon.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

At least Monday won’t be a washout, which is good news for metro Atlanta traffic. Extra delays on the Northside are expected as MARTA track replacement continues in the center of Ga. 400. A left lane is lost in both directions on Ga. 400 approaching I-285, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Red line service is suspended south of the Dunwoody station through the end of service Wednesday, according to the transit agency. Lenox station will be the transfer point for red line shuttle service.

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