The heat is on.
Temperatures in Atlanta are expected to reach the mid-90s over the next several days, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
Right now, it is 90 degrees in Atlanta; however, temperatures feel like the mid-90s, Deon said.
Monday kicks off a string of hotter weather as we enter July.
Channel 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said he expects the summer weather to stick around.
“With limited amounts of rainfall, it’ll be fairly dry and warm,” Burns said. “I’m looking at forecasted highs in our lower suburbs near Middle Georgia getting near 100 degrees by the middle of next week. It is going to be very, very hot.”
The week is expected to start on the drier side with a 10% chance of rain on Monday and 20% on Tuesday, Deon said. Isolated showers are possible Wednesday and rain could put a damper on those Fourth of July fireworks plans Thursday evening.
The chance of rain for the holiday is about 30%, and all that moisture is expected to make it especially muggy for the 10K runners and walkers participating in this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Weekend road work could cause some delays for motorists as Georgia Department of Transportation crews take advantage of the dry weather.
In Cherokee County, construction on I-75 North at Ga. 92 slowed traffic Saturday to a single lane, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.
And in Clayton County, weekend road work on the Perimeter blocked three eastbound lanes between Riverdale Road and I-75.
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