If you thought the first day of Music Midtown was hot, just wait.
After a brief reprieve from a string of 90-plus-degree days, Atlanta’s unseasonably warm weather is expected to return Sunday, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
Saturday’s temperature topped out at 87 degrees, putting an end to North Georgia’s 12-day streak where thermometers hit 90 degrees or more.
Right now, it is 87 degrees in Atlanta, and temperatures are expected to keep rising to 90 by 4 p.m.
Atlanta saw record-high temperatures four days last week, making this September one of the hottest on record, Deon said.
A cold front in the Carolinas and some scattered showers in far North Georgia made Saturday slightly cooler, but not by much.
Sunday should be drier as the chance of rain drops from 40% to 20%, Deon said.
That’s good news for music lovers attending Day 2 of Music Midtown at Piedmont Park.
This year’s lineup is headlined by Lizzo, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, Panic! At The Disco and Vampire Weekend.
Attendees are reminded to stay cool and drink plenty of water.
As for traffic, the annual festival will shutter several major Atlanta streets.
Drivers should also expect delays near Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday evening as the Atlanta Falcons host the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.
Dry conditions are expected to linger across North Georgia until midweek as Atlanta braces for another hot streak with temperatures in the 90s.
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