WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Cloud cover keeps Georgia cold ahead of rain, warmup

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said Sunday will start much like Saturday: cloudy and cold.


Sunday: High: 44

Sunday night: Low: 40

Monday: High: 58

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We started Sunday in the low 40s, but will we ever escape? Probably not, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

Temperatures shouldn’t vary by more than five degrees or so the whole day, with a forecast high of 44.

This is because of a wedge of cold air made its way into North Georgia during the morning, which chilled things down significantly, Deon said.

“That’s when we’ll see a wedge come in, and that’ll bring that cold air down from the mountains and keep it very cold for the remainder of your weekend,” she said.

The front also means wind should pick up slightly, meaning it’ll feel even colder outside. Some precipitation is also possible throughout the afternoon, Deon said. The overall chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Either way, it shouldn’t be a washout Sunday, and traffic likely won’t be affected by the weather.

What will affect traffic is one lane of the Ga. 400 collector-distributor lane system being closed between Glenridge Connector and I-285 for roadwork, according to the city of Sandy Springs.

Two lanes of the outer loop from Flat Shoals Road to I-20 in DeKalb County will also be closed for roadwork until 5 a.m. Monday, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.

After a cold ending to the weekend, Atlanta will warm back up into the upper 50s and low 60s, but the rain chances will also go up, Deon said. Monday has a 40 percent chance and Tuesday has a 90 percent chance of rain.

The 5-day weather outlook. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

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