SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Cold, blustery weekend ahead

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Cold air that moved into the state overnight appears to be settling in for the weekend.

Some North Georgia residents woke up to snow flurries on Saturday morning, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. The snow isn’t expected to stick around for long, but the cold weather will, she said.

Saturday’s high in metro Atlanta is expected to top out at just 43 degrees, according to the latest forecast.

“It’s a beautiful start to the day, but it just looks very nice,” Deon said. “Once you step outside you will realize that it’s definitely on the cold side.”

The day will be dry, partly cloudy and blustery, with just a 10% chance of precipitation in metro Atlanta.

“Not much of a warmup either as the temperature stays in the low-40s,” Deon said, adding it will feel about 10 degrees cooler with the wind chill.

Sunday will be slightly warmer, setting the tone for a string of dry, sunny days that should stick around through the first half of the workweek. Monday is expected to reach 50 degrees in Atlanta and Tuesday’s high is 57, according to the latest forecast.

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No major traffic events are expected over the weekend aside from previously scheduled lane closures. The express lanes along the I-75 northwest corridor will be closed Saturday morning. And in Cobb County, drivers should expect delays along Ga. 360 as construction crews bring in equipment for a road-widening project.

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