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

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Super Bowl Sunday to be sunny, 60

Those with big barbecue plans ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl are in luck. 

After a chilly couple of days, Sunday afternoon is expected to be sunny with a high in the low 60s, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. 


 

“We’re in for a big warm-up and a lot more sunshine, too,” she said, adding that springlike conditions are on the way. “Tomorrow will be more than 10 degrees warmer than where we were (Saturday).”

While the afternoon will be warmer, Sunday morning is starting off in the high 30s in Atlanta, so it may be a good idea to bring a jacket to any early morning activities. 

That all changes about noon, when temperatures warm up to the mid-50s, Walls said. 

“I’m calling for a lot of sunshine,” she said. “That, along with the dry air in place will really allow temperatures to climb.”

By 4 p.m., it’s expected to be 62 degrees in the city. 

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The warm weather should stick around for next few days before storms move into the area Wednesday evening, Walls said.


 

As for traffic, drivers could run into some overnight delays on metro Atlanta’s interstates as Georgia Department of Transportation crews close lanes for road work.

But that’s nothing compared to what drivers in Gwinnett County experienced Saturday when a tanker hauling thousands of gallons of fuel crashed and caught fire. 

RELATED: I-85 reopens after wreck involving fuel tanker sparks massive fire in Gwinnett

The northbound lanes of I-85 were closed for most of the day after the massive blaze damaged the interstate. All lanes reopened just before 6 p.m. 


 
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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