Atlanta weather | Sunny and breezy afternoon, temps in the 60s

Don’t leave the jackets at home just yet, but metro Atlantans might be able to get away with taking them off later Friday, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologists.

High pressure moving off the east coast is allowing a southeasterly wind to blow in the metro area and warm it up some, meteorologist Karen Minton said.

“We’re looking for sunshine to take you through the course of the afternoon, highs reaching into those lower 60s here in town,” Minton said.

Temperatures were 59 degrees in Atlanta, 54 degrees in Blairsville and 61 degrees in Griffin, at 1 p.m., Minton said.

They will linger in the 40s early Friday, and the metro area can also expect sunny skies, dry air and breezes out of the southeast, Minton said.

Wind could move in between 10 and 15 mph.

Temperatures should increase to 54 degrees by noon and 62 degrees by 3 p.m.