Atlanta should top out in the upper 50s Saturday, according to Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns.

SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Temps to creep back into 50s, kicking off dry spell for Atlanta

On the heels of a cold, rainy and overall yucky Friday, this weekend will be a breath of fresh air.

That air will be warmer and drier, too.

There were a few lingering showers Saturday morning as the last of the rain moved east out of metro Atlanta, but North Georgia will be able to enjoy a dry afternoon, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. The rain chance is only 10%.

As a result, temperatures are climbing from a morning low of 39 degrees to an afternoon high of 58 in Atlanta, Burns said. 

“It’s still below average, but it’s going to feel pretty nice,” he said, noting that the normal high for this time of year is 64 degrees.

With dry weather, people will be out in droves Saturday. But you’ll want to plan on construction along Ga. 400 and I-20, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.


From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a right northbound lane of Ga. 400 will be blocked at Lenox Road, GDOT said. In addition, the southbound exit ramp to Abernathy Road from the freeway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The I-20 exit ramp to Riverside Parkway will also be blocked for roadwork today between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m, according to GDOT.

Georgia Tech and Georgia State both have home football games, so traffic near the two downtown stadiums could get congested. Georgia Tech hosts Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m., while Appalachian State visits Georgia State at 7:30 p.m.

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Kennesaw State hits the road to take on Hampton in Virginia at 1 p.m., where there's a 40% chance of rain, according to local weather reports. Temperatures should remain in the upper 40s. 

Georgia will visit Auburn at 3:30 p.m. Temperatures there should be in the 50s with only a 10% chance of rain.

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Sunday should be nearly identical to Saturday, but that chance of rain drops to 0%, extending Atlanta’s dry streak into the work week.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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