After an unseasonably cool Saturday, expect a warm day on Easter Sunday in Atlanta.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

EASTER WEEKEND: Chilly for sunrise services, but nice in time for egg hunts

Much cooler weather is moving in for the start of Easter weekend, but temperatures are expected to bounce back in time for brunch and afternoon egg hunts Sunday.

After a cold front swept through the state Friday afternoon, the North Georgia mountains could see temperatures in the 30s Saturday morning, with highs in the mid-40s in metro Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

“Low pressure around will give us a mostly cloudy sky during the day on Saturday,” he said. “Breezy and cool weather to start off the weekend.”

Temperatures will be well below average for the first half of Easter weekend, which typically sees afternoon highs in the low to mid-70s. Monahan said metro Atlanta will reach the mid-50s Saturday, but the mountains won’t get out of the 40s.

A few scattered showers are possible through the day Saturday, with a 40 percent chance of rain. With lots of sunshine in the forecast for Sunday, North Georgia should get a chance to dry out and warm up before egg hunts get underway.

“Easter Sunday, sunrise service is going to be cool in the morning,” Monahan said. “We'll be in the 40s, but mid-70s by the afternoon.”

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