TUESDAY’S WEATHER: This could be the last dry day this week

Enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures Tuesday afternoon, because North Georgia is about get pretty soggy over the next several days.

Rain is in the forecast every day for the rest of the week, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. In fact, by Sunday evening, parts of the region could record up to 4 inches of rainfall.

“We’re dry today, and then that’s it for the week,” Monahan said. “Rain all the way through the weekend. It’s not a washout every single day, but we’re going to have the chance for rain and storms pretty much all the way through the rest of the five-day forecast.”

The heaviest rain is expected Thursday evening and into Friday morning, when storms are possible, he said.

At least for Tuesday, there is nothing but sunshine in the forecast. After a start in the 30s and 40s, temperatures are headed for the low 70s Tuesday afternoon, according to Channel 2.

“These are cool temperatures for the late part of April,” Monahan said. “Usually we are in the 50s, so a chilly start this morning, but it turns out to be a nice afternoon.”

More clouds around Wednesday morning will help keep things warmer overnight, but they will also be responsible for some rain. Monahan is calling for more seasonable lows in the 50s Wednesday and a 60% chance of a shower.

With the rain around this week, afternoon highs in the upper 60s are forecast, which is well below the average of 76 for this time of year. The wet and cooler weather will have a positive impact on pollen levels, which have been steadily declining since reaching quadruple digits late last week.

Monday’s pollen count was just 156 particles per cubic meter of air, which is at the low end of the high range, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma, the organization that tracks the daily count. A new count is expected Tuesday morning.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Monahan said the rain should clear out Friday in time for the first night of Taylor Swift’s three-night stop at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Eras Tour. But those with tickets to Saturday’s sold-out concert might want to bring an umbrella.

“It will be dry for a while Saturday, and then more rain Saturday night into Sunday,” Monahan said.

Traffic is expected to be busy in downtown Atlanta all weekend. According to traffic reporter Mike Shields, concertgoers and those seeking out tour merchandise would be best served by riding MARTA or using a rideshare service.

Atlanta's projected high is 70 degrees and there is no chance of rain Tuesday, which is likely the last dry day this week.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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