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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Warm, sunny day to round out the weekend

Another beautiful day is in store Sunday, with temperatures expected to reach the high 70s and not a drop of rain in sight. 
Most families will likely remain indoors for most of the afternoon, however, as Georgia continues its shelter-in-place policy in an effort to quell the spread of COVID-19.

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Those who do venture out into their backyards for a little sunshine or take a stroll around the neighborhood can expect warm sunshine and a high of about 79 degrees, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. 


“We’re all doing our part with social distancing but it should be a perfect afternoon to step outside and enjoy the sunshine and the warmth that we’ve had,” she said. “It is dry and we’re going to keep it that way through the rest of the weekend.”

Though the weather is expected to be nice, some parks and trails remain closed.


 

A stray shower or two could pop up in the far northeast Georgia mountains, but metro Atlanta shouldn’t have much to worry about.

The chance of rain could increase on Monday, but it likely won’t be very widespread. That all changes Tuesday however. Up to a half-inch of rain is possible in some parts and temperatures are expected to drop slightly. Wednesday is expected to warm into the low 80s before the chance of rain returns later in the week, Deon said. 

With fewer people on the roads, those who do leave home shouldn’t have much traffic to worry about.


Some lane closures are expected, however, as Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue with road repairs and construction projects.


 

In DeKalb County, drivers should expect lanes on Covington Highway to be closed in both directions over the next few nights as crews make repairs between Memorial Drive and Turner Hill Road. The resurfacing project is expected to wrap up by Friday morning. 

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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