Warmer temps expected by game day


Today: Lots of sunshine. High: 39

Tonight: Clear. Low: 20

Tomorrow: Some clouds. High: 41

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

The temperature moved back over freezing Saturday afternoon, a sign that warmer weather is a few days away.

The temp was 39 degrees about 4:15 p.m., and highs in the 40s are forecast for Sunday and Monday.

It’s still unusual, since the average high for the date is 52. But it shows a trend away from the subfreezing temps that have led to at least 30 water-main breaks in metro Atlanta since Monday.

“We’ve just been in the freezer across North Georgia,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said Saturday morning.

Temperatures will start below freezing Monday morning, Monahan said, and that could bring some freezing rain and sleet in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

But Monday’s high is expected to hit 43 degrees, and Monahan said, “I don’t expect winter weather issues for the national championship game (between Georgia and Alabama in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff.)

“It’ll feel nice on Tuesday and Wednesday.” Highs will be in the 50s both days.

The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta still shows low temperatures below freezing.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News