Atlanta weather | ‘A lot more like December'

Bundle up again, Atlanta, and get ready to hold on to your hat this weekend.

Wake-up temperatures Friday will not be as frigid as the morning before, but they will still be in the mid 30s, after lower-than-normal temperatures overnight.

“It’s going to feel a whole lot more like December as you go into the weekend,” Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns reported. He said the weather will be seasonably cool and rather dry with conditions on “an even keel” for the next several days.

While the sky will be clear early Friday, a cold front will move through and clouds will thicken up later in the day, but they won’t be rain-producing clouds, Burns said.

The wake-up temperature Friday will be 35 degrees, compared with 32 degrees Thursday. The normal around this time is 38 degrees.

The daytime high Friday will be 56 degrees, Burns said, “right on target for this time of year,” with warmer temperatures to the south and east. Temperatures in the mountains will be in the low 50s.

Saturday is going to be breezy at times with lots of sunshine and dry air, and a high in the mid-50s, Burns said.

Expect wind of 5 to 10 mph in metro Atlanta in the morning Saturday and 15 to 20 mph in the mountains. Throughout the day, however, the east to northeasterly wind will pick up to 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 20 to 25 mph at times, especially in west and northwestern Georgia, Burns said.

The wind will taper off later Saturday and should be gone by Saturday night, Burns said.

The meteorologist said that over the next several days, conditions should remain dry with highs in the mid 50s to around 60 on Monday, and lows in the mid to upper 30s.