MONDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Hot holiday after record-setting weekend

It's been hot in metro Atlanta and it's going to stay that way.

In fact, the holiday weekend has been a record-setting one so far, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls.

Saturday’s high maxed out at 94 degrees in Atlanta, surpassing a previous high set in 1960 by 1 degree. Sunday's temps also set a record for the day, reaching 95 degrees.  That beat the previous high for May 26 of 93 degrees back in 1936.

And for those who have outdoor plans for Memorial Day, get ready for a heated holiday. “We will be within a degree or so of a record high in Atlanta,” Walls said. The record high for May 27 is 95 degrees, set back in 1916.

Don’t expect any showers for relief.  Walls said there are “very low rain chances — slightly at 10% for Memorial Day.”

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The second half of the day could see a little more cloud cover after the mostly sunny skies in the morning, she said.

As for traffic, drivers can expect more congestion Monday as families return from their Memorial Day vacations.

Of course, folks will also be on the road to head out to military remembrances and other holiday events.

RELATED: Weekend of holiday events continues on Monday

To help ease congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation has halted all construction-related lane closures on Atlanta interstates and near state tourist attractions and recreation centers through Tuesday morning.

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