FRIDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: More clouds for mild afternoon

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A few more clouds in the sky Friday will mean warmer weather, but no rain, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The clouds are expected to fill in from the south through the afternoon. As a result, Atlanta is headed to a high of 67 degrees Friday afternoon, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

“It will be a pretty nice Friday for us, just not that completely clear sky like we’ve seen the past few days,” Monahan said.

It is not quite as chilly Friday morning as it has been in recent days. More of North Georgia is beginning the day in the upper 30s and low 40s, according to Channel 2. Saturday morning is expected to be an even milder start, with forecast lows in the mid-40s.

Monahan said the dry stretch will continue Saturday with just a few fair-weather clouds in the sky.

“Temperatures get up to about 70s,” he said. “We’re almost 10 degrees above average for your Saturday afternoon.”

The next chance of rain does not arrive until Monday. Monahan said a cold front will move in from the west late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

“A lot of this rain is going to fall apart before it does, but there is a slight chance of a shower in the North Georgia,” he said.

The rain chance is low Monday at 10%, according to Channel 2. Monahan said it will get cooler early next week before wetter weather moves in Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There could be some showers lingering into Thursday morning, but he said most areas will be dry by dinnertime.

“We’ve got a week to work on that forecast, but I think we’re looking pretty good for the second half of the day on Thursday,” he said.

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Conditions on metro Atlanta interstates are lighter than normal Friday morning, but that could change this afternoon when Vice President Mike Pence arrives ahead of scheduled visits in Canton and Gainesville, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Air Force Two is expected to land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta around lunchtime. WSB traffic reporter Mark Arum said he expects rolling roadblocks along the I-75/I-575 corridor between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for Pence’s motorcade to travel to Canton.

The exact route the vice president will take between Canton and Gainesville is unknown. There could be delays on any number of interstates and state highways between the two cities, or Pence could take a helicopter, Arum said.

“We know where he’s going, but we don’t know how he’s going to get there,” he said. “That’s why things are still up in the air.”

Arum said Hall County drivers should expect delays along the I-985 corridor when Pence arrives in Gainesville between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

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