Near-record highs possible this weekend

After on-again, off-again rain for days, metro Atlanta will begin to see clearing skies and near-record temperatures this week.

The first wave in a warming trend is expected to bring sunny skies and a high of 88 degrees Tuesday.

“[It’s] going to be a gorgeous Tuesday,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

As for Monday, Tropical Storm Colin prompted a short-lived warning along the coast of Georgia. The storm warning, which the National Weather Service issued just after 11 a.m., expired at 2 p.m.

Just as that warning expired, the Weather Service issued a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Tuesday for multiple counties, including Clarke, Oconee, Bibb and Houston.

Pop-up showers were reported in parts of metro Atlanta on Monday afternoon. The wet weather is expected to clear out Monday night.

Temperatures reached 77 in Atlanta, 75 in Blairsville and 78 in Griffin before 7 p.m.

Metro Atlanta can expect a record high weekend following wet weather.

“For the weekend, record highs are between 95 and 100,” Monahan said. “We’re not going to be too far off the pace.”

Highs could reach 91 degrees Friday, 94 degrees Saturday and 95 degrees Sunday, he said.