Forecast: Pack a coat and put away your umbrella

The weather forecast shows that we can say goodbye to a soggy 2013 — there’s not a drop of rain predicted — but you will need a coat while you do it.

"Atlanta recorded its wettest summer ever and that propelled the year into the top ten wettest years on record," said Channel 2 Action News Meteorologist David Chandley in his blog on Tuesday. "Atlanta has officially seen 64.41", that places the year at #8 all time (since 1879)."

With no rain to worry about, we will just need to keep warm as temperatures on Christmas morning will be in the mid-20’s. And while there will be plenty of sunshine, it won’t help to move the temperature beyond 45 degrees said Channel 2 Action News Meteorologist Brad Nitz.

Travelers around metro Atlanta should be able to move with ease on roadways as state DOT projects have been put on hold until Jan. 2. But travel may be more of a challenge for those heading to northern states. The National Weather Service predicts more snow in the Northern High Plains and Central Rockies on Christmas.

Tuesday, half a million utility customers — from Maine to Michigan and into Canada — were still without power after a weekend ice storm.