Chill blankets metro Atlanta

Sunday's high temperature peaked at 68 degrees, and the chilly weather will continue for a couple of days, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

Monday will bring "nothing but sunshine," Nitz said. The beautiful fall weather will continue, with Monday's temperature reaching 67 degrees, Nitz said.

Atlanta's normal high for Oct. 4 is 77, the normal low 57. Monday morning's low was a few degrees above the record low for the date of 39, set in 1974 and 1987.

The average date for Atlanta's first 36-degree reading is Nov. 3, while the city's first freezing temperature, on average, comes on Nov. 13, according to the National Weather Service.

Lows Monday morning across metro Atlanta ranged from 43 in Marietta to 45 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 46 in Peachtree City. In the mountains, the mercury dipped nearly to the freezing mark in Blairsville, bottoming out at 34 degrees.

Temperatures will gradually warm up during the week, and high temperatures will return to the upper 70s by the end of the week, Nitz said.

Expect sunny skies to last through the work week, Nitz said.

Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.

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