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- Atlanta tied its record high of 79 degrees.
- The city could reach the 40s later this week.
- A cold front brought showers to metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
Today: Scattered showers. High: 78
Tonight: Continued rain chance. Low: 64
Tomorrow: Rain. High: 64
» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.
Atlanta and other parts of Georgia saw record-breaking highs, but could see frigid lows by the week’s end.
After a day of warm weather and scattered showers, Atlanta should see temperatures in the 60s for the rest of the week thanks to a cold front that is heading south, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Earlier, the city tied the record high of 79 degrees, set in 2005. The current temperature is 70 degrees. Athens reached 84 degrees, breaking its record high of 80 also set in 2005.
About 3:30 p.m., showers entered the metro area, but the heaviest rains hit the North Georgia mountains before noon. Fannin and Gilmer counties were under a severe thunderstorm warning.
Pop up showers were reported in parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, Channel 2 reported.
And Atlanta could see more of that Wednesday, when there is a 40 percent chance of rain and a projected high of 64 degrees.
A widespread drizzle is expected to hit metro Atlanta and north Georgia by 6 p.m.
There is an 80 percent chance of rain Thursday, Channel 2 reported. Lows are expected to dip into the 40s by the end of the week.