Warm streak continues ahead of greater rain chances

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy. High: 71

Tonight: Slight chance of showers. Low: 52

Tomorrow: Mainly dry. High: 71

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

It will stay warm, mostly dry and cloudy Monday night in metro Atlanta.

But the dry part could change later this week, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“It looks like another mild evening for us,” Channel 2 meteorologist Glenn Burns said, “hard to believe it is the middle of January.”

Temps surpassed the 52-degree average high for the day early Monday.

Temps were 71 in Atlanta, 60 in Blairsville and 71 in Griffin just before 5 p.m.

Some metro areas got some sprinkles Monday, but the better rain chances are later in the week, meteorologists said.

There is a 10 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday and a 30 percent chance Wednesday and much of the day Thursday, according to Channel 2. Rain chances are forecast to reach 80 percent Thursday night.

“So (there’s a) rather wet period moving on in beginning Wednesday,” Burns said.