Sunshine peeking through the clouds helped warm temperatures to the upper 60s and lower 70s Monday afternoon in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas.
“Now that clear sky sets the stage for a cold front tomorrow morning,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.
Temps will drop Tuesday to the 40s before climbing again to a high of 70 degrees.
Humidity, at 80 percent early Monday, was down to 45 percent, and wind speeds were blowing in from the north at 15 mph, just before 2:50 p.m.
Temperatures were 69 degrees in Atlanta, 60 degrees in Blairsville and 71 degrees in Griffin then.
The near 70-degree weather came on the heels of a cool weekend, which helped decrease pollen in the metro area.
Mist, a breezy climate and cloudy skies were the only lasting signs of showers by Monday, when a cold front pushed through metro Atlanta early.
And even clouds started to clear out around midday, preparing Atlanta for a mostly sunny evening commute.
Northwest wind will continue to drive in drier air.