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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Warm fall continues as Atlanta shatters more heat records

North Georgia has been unusually warm this year, and metro Atlanta is expected to shatter even more heat records in the coming days.

Right now, it is 89 degrees in Atlanta. Sunday’s high is expected to reach 94 degrees, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.


 

“It’s going to be another hot one,” she said. “Temperatures will be close to records each and every day through at least the middle of next week.”

Atlanta typically reaches the 90-degree mark 37 days a year, but Saturday was the 85th day of 90-plus-degree weather.

The average temperature for this time of year is about 78 degrees, Deon said, but it could be a while before we see cooler weather.


 

In 2011, thermometers reached the 90-degree mark a total of 90 days, but Atlanta could shatter that record by Thursday or Friday. 

“The heat isn’t going anywhere and it’s all thanks to a big dome of high pressure that’s keeping us on the drier side,” Deon said.

As for traffic, much of southwest Atlanta will  be shut down between 2 and 6 p.m. for Atlanta Streets Alive-Southwest. 

The initiative is part of the Atlanta Bike Coalition’s effort to make streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians by raising awareness of traffic crashes and fatalities. 

MORE: Southwest Atlanta streets to shut down for bikers, pedestrians this fall

The route begins at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve at the corner of Cascade Road and Veltre Circle and ends at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. 


 

A parade will start off the event, which begins about 1:30 p.m.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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