It may only be mid-May, but this weekend’s heat is making Atlanta feel more like summer.
The warm streak continues Sunday as afternoon highs approach 90 degrees in the city, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon.
“Sunday will be even hotter (than Saturday) and a bit more humid,” she said. “Some areas in our southern counties could hit 90 degrees or at least come very close.”
While Sunday’s high in Atlanta should be warmer than average for this time of year, it likely won’t beat the record of 90 degrees, which was set in 1996, Deon said.
Those planning to soak up the sunshine outdoors may want to keep an umbrella handy, however, as pop-up showers could develop late Sunday afternoon.
The latest forecast calls for about a 30% chance of rain, though showers aren’t expected to be very widespread.
“Sunday will start with some sun, then clouds will increase during the afternoon,” Deon said. “A cold front will approach late in the day with showers ahead of it.”
The chance of rain is expected to double on Monday as the front lingers, she said. While temperatures should remain warm across metro Atlanta, strong storms and damaging winds are possible to kickoff the work week.
As for traffic, Georgia Department of Transportation crews have some road projects planned that could cause minor delays this weekend.
Overnight lane closures are planned on I-285 in Cobb and Fulton counties as crews make repairs to eight bridges along the Perimeter.
Two left lanes will be closed on I-285 South between Atlanta and Bolton roads overnight, but the repairs should wrap up by about 5 a.m. Monday.
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