While the official first day of summer is still a month away, North Georgia will experience a summer-like weather pattern this Memorial Day weekend.
The mornings will be dry, while the afternoons will feature spotty showers and storms, which will crank up the humidity, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.
“We’re starting out with a great morning (Saturday). Outdoor plans are looking good,” he said. “... with the air being so warm and muggy and with a warm front moving through, there will be some (afternoon) showers and thunderstorms.”
The weather will also be warm at all times.
The morning low in Atlanta is 66 on Saturday, which is a few degrees above seasonal norms. The recent rain will only raise the humidity, making it feel even warmer.
Saturday afternoon will top out at 87 degrees in Atlanta, which is six degrees above average, Burns said. The muggy aftermath of spotty showers also means temperatures will feel like the low 90s.
Atlanta’s rain chance is 40% on Saturday and Sunday, but increases to 60% on Memorial Day, according to the latest forecast. Burns said that each day will have periods of sunshine to allow for holiday activities outdoors.
Due to the long weekend, travel will pick up some across metro Atlanta, and the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended many construction projects to ease congestion.
MEMORIAL DAY FORECAST: Warm with summertime pattern of storms
The only exception will be the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange project, which will experience construction-related closures during overnight hours, GDOT said.
Tuesday will continue the weekend’s summer-like weather trend, but North Georgia will begin to dry out some on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast.
However, temperatures will still hover between the mid-60s and low 80s.
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