It is cool and crisp Sunday, and north Georgia’s only expected to get cooler over the next several days as fall-like temperatures finally arrive.
Right now it is 67 degrees and overcast in Atlanta. Sunday’s high is a projected 82 degrees, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
While that’s still 5 or 10 degrees above average for this time of year, it beats the record-setting heat that Atlanta saw through the first few days of October.
The city set a record this year for the number of days at or above 90 degrees.
At 97 degrees, Friday marked the 91st day this year that temperatures reached the 90s, eclipsing the previous record set in 1980 and tied in 2011.
But all of that is behind us now.
“It is definitely going to feel a whole lot nicer,” Deon said. “There were some people who didn’t mind the extended summer at all, but I am welcoming the fall temperatures.”
A cloudy Sunday should help keep things cool, but it could also lead to a pop-up shower in the afternoon, Deon said.
Though North Georgia needs the rain, it likely won’t see much as the chance of showers is just 20%.
“Seasonably warm temperatures are what you can expect,” Deon said. “We may get a few peeks of sunshine, but do expect a mostly cloudy afternoon.”
The chance of rain increases to 60% Monday as a frontal boundary moves into the area and sticks around through the first couple days of the work week.
The rain should help to keep the weather cool as Tuesday’s projected to top out at 77 degrees.
The Braves and the Falcons are both playing away Sunday, but drivers could run into some traffic delays downtown as Atlanta United hosts the New England Revolution in the afternoon. The soccer match kicks off at 4 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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