Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: After rainy start, rest of weekend should be sunny, dry

After a soggy start to the last couple of days, Sunday’s weather should be a welcome change.

Metro Atlanta residents will wake up to near-freezing temperatures, but the sun should warm things up by the afternoon, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. 


“It’s a vastly different scenario with lots of sunshine and temperatures up to 53 degrees,” she said. 

A cold front moved into North Georgia on Saturday morning, clearing out the rain clouds that caused torrential downpours and flooding on Atlanta’s roads and interstates one day earlier.

Michael Navarro adjusts a water pump on Chamblee Dunwoody Road on Friday afternoon after heavy downpours caused flooding across metro Atlanta. 
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Unfortunately, that cold front also caused temperatures to plummet. Atlanta was expected to drop into the 30s overnight, prompting city officials to open a warming shelter on Saturday evening. 

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Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Temperatures will warm quickly, and by Sunday afternoon, metro Atlanta is expected to be 53 degrees with no rain in sight. 

With the Falcons’ season over and the Hawks off until Monday, drivers shouldn’t expect any game-related delays downtown on Sunday. 

Motorists could run into construction traffic overnight, however, as lane closures continue for road work at the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. 


 

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