Atlanta weather | Soggy commute Monday, then arctic blast

Atlanta weather | Soggy commute Monday, then arctic blast

Metro Atlantans should get ready for a soggy commute at the start of the work week then brace for colder weather as arctic air moves in.

“Be prepared because Monday morning will be wet,” said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls.

Widespread showers are on the way. National Weather Service forecasters expect rain Sunday night through Monday in parts of central and north Georgia and are expecting “kind of a miserable day” Monday. Walls is expecting widespread showers to dump as much as an inch of rain, with more in some areas.

The relative warm will be chased away by arctic air that is expected to bring wind chills into the teens and single digits across North Georgia, after temperatures start to tumble Monday night.

The temperature is forecast to climb as high as 56 degrees Monday morning followed by a high Tuesday of only 37 degrees, according to Channel 2.

It’s time to haul that winter wear out of the attic. If the forecast proves accurate and the temperatures do not climb above the 30s Tuesday, the Weather Service notes, this will be the seventh earliest time of year that has happened in Atlanta in almost 140 years of record keeping.

Wednesday morning is expected to be the coldest since January with lows in Atlanta around 21 degrees and in the teens in the suburbs.

For the full forecast and to track changes, click here.

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