Several parts of the country are dealing with extreme weather — from blizzard conditions in the Dakotas to devastating wildfires in Southern California.
North Georgia’s weather isn’t nearly as flashy (or dangerous).
Saturday should be cool and dry, with just a 10% chance of showers as Atlanta enjoys one more day of dry air, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Glenn Burns said.
“We won’t see a lot of rain, but you will see a lot of clouds,” he said. “There is a small chance of a sprinkle through most of northern Georgia ... maybe a light sprinkle or two at most.”
That’s good news for those planning to spend Saturday outdoors, but expect some congestion in Midtown. Two blocks of West Peachtree Street are shut down between Ponce de Leon Avenue and 4th Street due to construction, and the blocks are not scheduled to reopen until Monday.
There will also be lots of activity near Piedmont Park as Atlanta Pride returns for it’s 49th year. There are multiple parades scheduled for both days, but the main event will be Sunday.
The Pride Parade will shut down several streets, according to Atlanta police, and rideshare services or MARTA are recommended for the whole weekend.
The road closures won’t affect Georgia Tech fans, who traveled to Durham, N.C., to watch their team take on Duke at 12:30 p.m. Those at the game can expect temperatures in the mid-70s around kickoff with no chance of rain, according to local weather reports.
The roads to Athens should be busy this morning ahead of the University of Georgia’s game against South Carolina at noon.
At 5 p.m., Georgia State plays Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C., which should be in the upper 70s by the time the game starts, according to local weather reports.
Saturday will be the last dry day North Georgia sees for a while as a cold front enters Sunday, bringing with it a 40% chance of rain.
By Tuesday, it’ll reverse course, transition into a warm front and bring heavy rain from the south, Burns said.
Tuesday’s rain chance jumps to 80%, and North Georgia could see 2 inches of rain, Burns said.
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