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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Second half of weekend to be warm, wet

Sunday’s weather will be unseasonably warm for the end of the year, but you may want to bring a raincoat if you have any outdoor plans.

With an 80% chance of rain forecast for metro Atlanta, afternoon showers could put a damper on the second half of the weekend, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. 


The wet weather is part of a storm system making its way east from the Midwest, she said.

“We could see an isolated storm pop up during the day , but otherwise it’s going to be lighter showers,” Deon said. “The first part of our Sunday looks fantastic. It’s the evening hours where we start to see this heavy rainfall approaching.” 

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The storm should weaken as it moves through Alabama, but North Georgia will likely get its share of rain overnight Sunday and into Monday morning. 

The state’s northernmost counties could see up to an inch-and-a-half of rainfall, Deon said. 

Fortunately, temperatures are expected to remain well-above average, with an afternoon high of 68 degrees. 

Things should cool off by midweek, however, with lows in the 30s and highs in the mid-50s forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. 

After a busy college football Saturday that included a parade, festivities and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Sunday’s traffic should seem relatively mild. 

The Atlanta Falcons are headed down to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers, so there won’t be any football traffic to compete with near Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  

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