Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Georgia-Georgia Tech game to congest downtown as rain holds off

If you’re ready for some “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate,” there will be plenty of it this afternoon.

However, there isn’t much to hate about Saturday’s forecast.

While there is a 30% chance of rain for Atlanta, it should be concentrated to the evening hours ahead of a soggy Sunday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.


“Early in the day on Saturday, we’re good to go, but you’ll notice clouds beginning to increase later in the evening hours,” she said. “That’s when you could see some isolated showers in far northeast Georgia.”

The morning started out at 48 degrees in the city, but it’s warming up quickly on its way to a high of 72.

“The rain is going to hold off for much of the day,” Deon said. “So that’s great news for folks heading out early, whether you’re traveling or just getting out to the malls for some of that holiday shopping.”

University of Georgia and Georgia Tech fans won’t need to plan around the weather ahead of the noon rivalry matchup at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

MORE: What you need to know about Georgia before ‘Clean Old-Fashioned Hate’


 

The influx of football fans and tailgaters is expected to slow surface streets downtown through the afternoon, so plan accordingly.

Metro Atlanta’s two other college football teams also have games today, but both will be on the road.


 

Kennesaw State visits Wofford at 4 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C., where it will be in the upper 50s with a 20% chance of rain, according to local weather reports. At 6 p.m., Georgia State plays at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, which has no rain in the forecast and temperatures in the low 60s.


 

The weather pattern shifts Sunday as a cold front arrives overnight, Deon said. The rain chance shoots up to 80% with some likely downpours during the morning hours, but any lingering showers should clear out by the afternoon.


 

“At 7 a.m. (Sunday), we could see some heavy downpours, but ... by the time we hit the noon hour, the rain has moved out,” she said.

Temperatures will drop only a few degrees Sunday, but the beginning of the work week will feel the full effects of the cold front. Monday’s projected high is just 46 degrees, as frigid air follows that cold front into North Georgia. 

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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