North Georgia’s summer pattern of hot, muggy mornings followed by pop-up afternoon showers is expected to continue Sunday.
Sunday is expected to start off dry, but there’s still the chance of an afternoon shower putting a damper on those outdoor plans, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
The muggy, hot streak is expected to continue as temperatures reach about 90 degrees in metro Atlanta. Right now, it is 81 degrees in Atlanta.
There could be a reprieve from the heat over the next week and a half, however, as temperatures fall below average for this time of year, Deon said.
“We’re not talking a big cool down, but we could run 5 or 6 degrees below normal by the time we get into early next week,” she said.
The time to cool down is expected Tuesday or Wednesday when temperatures drop to the low-to-mid-80s.
Sunday should be a good day for Atlanta sports fans, who have an action-packed schedule as the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United play at home.
The Braves host the Washington Nationals at 7:08 p.m. at SunTrust Park, so Cobb County drivers could see increased traffic near Cumberland as the team looks to increase its lead in the National League East.
Atlanta United takes on D.C. United at 4 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The volume of MARTA riders and traffic downtown are expected to increase before and after the match.
As for traffic, road work could cause delays this weekend as the Georgia Department of Transportation tackles several projects.
Drivers in DeKalb and Fulton could be affected as overnight work continues at the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange.
And the busy intersection of Ponce De Leon Avenue and Briarcliff Road will be blocked for sewer and water line repairs until 5 a.m. Monday, DeKalb County officials said in a tweet.
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