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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Weekend heat continues, but afternoon showers expected

Summerlike temperatures should stick around through the remainder of the long weekend, though the chance of rain increases on Sunday and Monday. 

Sunday’s temperature is expected to reach nearly 90 degrees in metro Atlanta, and it will feel pretty muggy outside, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.


There’s also a chance that afternoon showers could put a damper on those weekend plans.

After a mostly dry Saturday, the latest forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain the second half of the weekend, Deon said. The showers likely won’t pop up until late afternoon or early evening, so those looking to get outdoors may want to plan their activities a little earlier in the day. 

“The earlier in the day you get out, the better,” Deon said. “It’s going to be a very summerlike pattern with those pop-up showers and storms in the afternoon and evening.”

As for Monday, those planning a Memorial Day barbecue or an afternoon on the lake may want to reconsider as the chance of widespread rain increases to 60%.

“Memorial Day just doesn’t look all that great. That’s because we’re expecting to see even more rain in the area.” Deon said. “It’s expected to stick around pretty much all day long, so keep that in mind for your outdoor activities.”

Monday should also be about 5 degrees cooler, with a projected high of just 83, according to the latest forecast. 

While it’s typically a busy travel weekend, many families have decided to stay home this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That means Atlanta’s interstates likely won’t be as crowded as they typically are this time of year.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended most roadwork over the holiday weekend, but there are still some projects underway that could cause delays for drivers. 


That includes the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange project, GDOT said, cautioning drivers to expect construction-related lane closures during the overnight hours.

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