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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Second half of weekend should be warmer, dry

After Tropical Storm Nestor brought some much-needed rain through North Georgia on Saturday, the rest of the weekend is expected to be sunny, dry and “vastly different.”

Sunday should to be much warmer, too, with temperatures reaching into the 70s in Atlanta, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls. 

Right now, it is 70 degrees in Atlanta, but a high of 72 degrees is expected. 


“Sunday could not be more different,” she said. “The clouds will clear in the afternoon and temperatures will warm into the mid and upper 70s.” 


That’s good news for the folks who were stuck inside all day Saturday as wave after wave of showers rolled through North Georgia.

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The storm dumped nearly an inch of rain on metro Atlanta, but cities to the east and southeast such as Athens and Eatonton got even more.


After making landfall in Florida on Saturday morning, Nestor lost much of its momentum and was downgraded from its tropical storm status about 11 a.m., Walls said.


As for traffic, drivers may run into downtown delays Sunday afternoon as the struggling Atlanta Falcons host the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


The team could really use a win after a rough 1-5 start to the season. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Cobb County drivers may also see some delays as the Georgia Department of Transportation repairs the bridge that runs over Barrett Parkway on I-75.

Overnight lane closures in the southbound lanes are expected to continue through Monday morning. 

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page .» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter. » Download The Atlanta Journal-Constitution app for weather alerts on-the-go.

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