Pleasant temps for high school football, then rain

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns reports.


Today: Sunny. High: 73

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 49

Tomorrow: Rainy. High: 61

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

After several days of cooler temperatures, it warmed up nicely Friday in metro Atlanta.

But don’t get used to it, at least for a few days.

The high hit 73 thanks to sunny skies. The average high this time of year is 70.

And it should stay nice for Friday night high school football in North Georgia, Channel 2 Action News reported. It’s expected to be about 67 degrees at kickoff and still around 59 at 11 p.m.

“(Expect) no weather problems for any Friday or Friday evening plans,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

The forecast calls for high-50s Saturday morning before a cold front rolls in. That system, which was making its way across Mississippi on Friday afternoon, should bring showers to North Georgia by early Saturday. That rain likely will arrive in the metro area around noon.

“We’ll have some lulls in the action (Saturday),” Nitz said, “but it will be a wet afternoon. Nothing severe, though.”

The temperature will dip as the day progresses and finish in the mid-40s Saturday night.

While the rain will vanish Sunday, the cold weather will remain, meteorologists said. The high Sunday is expected to be 56, followed by a low of 39 Sunday night.

That could bring Atlanta its first frost of the fall season.

Then the warm weather returns. The expected high Tuesday is 67 for Halloween, followed by a high of 71 on Wednesday.