Showers will increase across North Georgia as the afternoon progresses Saturday.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: North Georgia’s hot streak continues this weekend

Atlanta has surpassed 90 degrees more than usual this summer, and that trend will continue into the foreseeable future.

“Get used to it,” Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. “Start saving money for the air conditioning.”

Friday was the 48th day of 90-degree weather in Atlanta, and Saturday and Sunday are expected to bring that total to 50, Burns said. The city typically sees 37 days in the 90s each year, according to Channel 2.

Saturday will be muggy, but isolated afternoon showers could bring some welcome relief. 

“With the addition of the clouds and the showers, temperatures will be a little cooler — in the lower 90s,” Burns said.

Showers are expected to move into North Georgia after lunch, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said. But a 40% chance of rain means there will still be plenty of sunshine.

“We could see some heavy downpours, but it’s not going to last all day, so that’s good news,” she said.

A few showers could linger through the evening and into nighttime, mostly they’ll be mostly concentrated on the southside.

Sunday should be drier, with just a 10% chance of rain. Unfortunately ,that also means temperatures will ramp back up into the mid-90s. Those planning on attending the Atlanta United match against New York City FC on Sunday afternoon may want to plan on a warm trip to and from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kick off is set for 3:55 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are all expected to crack the 90-degree mark as well. But more rain and thunderstorms are expected to form mid-week, which could disrupt the hot streak.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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