SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Another nice day expected as warm streak continues

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Metro Atlanta residents are in store for another warm day as North Georgia’s warmer-than-average weekend continues.

Sunday’s afternoon high is expected to reach 69 degrees in the city with just a 10% chance of rain late in the day, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. That should make conditions ideal to get outdoors or get a jump-start on Thanksgiving preparations.

“I know a lot of you are in the holiday spirit and making plans to do some shopping or get the decorations up,” she said. “We’re going to be looking very nice throughout the entire weekend.”

Saturday’s high reached 73 degrees in the city, making it 11 degrees warmer than average for this time of year, Deon said. The second half of the weekend will be slightly cloudier, however, and won’t get quite as warm.

“Sunday is going to be a little bit cooler, but still nice, and above normal for this time of year,” she said, adding that weekend temperatures feel almost spring-like.

The possible overnight showers should clear out by Monday morning, leaving metro Atlanta rain-free until late Wednesday, according to the latest forecast.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

With fewer people heading out of town this year, there likely won’t be nearly as much traffic on metro Atlanta’s interstates. But the Georgia Department of Transportation still has several projects planned that could cause weekend delays.

Several overnight lane closures are planned at the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange as crews look to take advantage of the nice weather. Detours are in place for drivers looking to take I-285 West from Ashford Dunwoody Road as GDOT builds a new on-ramp to the Perimeter.

All lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

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