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Atlanta weather | Arctic air to bring cooler temps

The low temperatures will soon be getting lower.

Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said he is tracking a major surge of Arctic air for the weekend. That’s expected to push the mercury down to the mid-30s Saturday and Sunday night.

“This is true Arctic air heading from northern Canada all the way to the deep south,” Burns said. “The average date of our first autumn freeze is this weekend and it will actually be right on the mark. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s and highs in the low 50s Saturday and near 60 on Sunday.”

If cold weather isn’t your thing, Burns says you’re in luck, as there will be a rapid warm-up by next week.

The rest of this work week will be a bit warmer. The forecast calls for high temperatures of 66 degrees both days, with the nights’ lows dipping into the mid-40s.

For those planning on going trick-or-treating Friday, Halloween night will be dry but cool, with lows in the upper 40s.

Visit AJC.com’s weather page for updated forecast information.

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