Cold blast to drop temps to 20s overnight

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Rain clearing. High: 57

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 46

Tomorrow: Sunny and cold. High: 45

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

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The mild weather has set with the sun, and a cold front will drop temperatures into the 20s Monday night, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

Tuesday morning temperatures will be cold.

“You will need to bundle up before you head out,” Burns said.

An average high is 47 degrees, but Tuesday’s wind chill will make it feel like the 20s and 30s all day.

“We’ll have plenty of sunshine, but that sunshine will do little to warm us up,” Burns said.

Wind gusts earlier hit 25 mph at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as a front moved into the Atlanta area.

“Wind today will be sustained around 15-20 mph with gusts over 25 mph at times,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said. “This is blowing in colder air.”

And we’ll feel colder-than-average temperatures during the first week of February, Nitz said.

After reaching a high of 57 degrees about 4 p.m., temps started dropping across metro Atlanta. Currently, it’s 53 in Atlanta.

The North Georgia mountains could see snow flurries Monday evening, but there will be “no impact from those flurries,” Nitz said.

By Thursday, another shot of cold air will hit the area and there is a 40 percent chance of rain through Friday, Burns said. 

The Channel 2 Action News five-day forecast.

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