WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Chilly morning should give way to sunny weekend


Saturday: High: 63

Saturday night: Low: 42

Sunday: High: 64

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Those chilly temps Atlanta earlier this morning should give way to a sunny Saturday.

“Dry air in place means lots of sunshine this afternoon,”

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

After an early morning in the mid-30s, the temp should be at 55 by noon on the way to a high of 64. That’s slightly above the average for the date.

Sunday should follow a similar pattern, with a high of 64. Monahan said a cold front is moving in Monday, however.

The return to autumn weather after a lot of recent rain means football will be on the mind for many Atlantans, especially as Thanksgiving slowly approaches. But Saturday means college football, and many games are taking place in Georgia. 


Jacksonville State is playing at Kennesaw State at 3 p.m., Virginia is visiting Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m. and UMass takes on UGA in Athens at 4 p.m. Since all three games kick off within an hour, fans should enjoy low 60-degree weather.


Georgia State faithful will be making the trip to Boone, N.C., to see the Panthers take on Appalachian State at 2 p.m. According to local weather reports, the temperature should hover in the low 50s.

For those already in the holiday spirit, Atlantic Station hosts its “Light the Station 2018” big tree lighting from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 

On Sunday, Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square, hosted by Channel 2’s Jovita Moore and Zach Klein, takes place at 7 p.m.

The dry conditions are expected to stay through Thanksgiving, Channel 2 reported. Temps should be a little cooler than this weekend, with the mornings staying in the mid-40s and the afternoons reaching the upper 50s.


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