Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Heat index could get near 100 in some areas


Sunday: High: 92

Sunday night: Low: 73

Monday: High: 93

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

Atlanta and North Georgia should have a different type of afternoon weather Sunday, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Heat and humidity will dominate, rather than rainstorms, as in the past few days.

Sunday will be “one of our hottest days of the year,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning.

The high Sunday is forecast at 92 degrees, about 4 degrees above average, with a chance of rain at 30 percent.

Humidity will make it feel even hotter. Atlanta could feel  like it’s at 93, and in some areas, the index could get close to 100.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., the heat index in Atlanta was at 99, according to Channel 2.

“It’s the kind of heat where you’ve got to pay attention,” Monahan said.

While there could be isolated showers in the afternoon, the risk of severe weather is significantly reduced, Monahan said.

This is good news for Braves fans heading to SunTrust Park to watch the last game in a home series against the Baltimore Orioles. (The games Friday and Saturday experienced rain delays.) As usual, roadways may get congested nearby before and after the game, which is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m.

The break from rainy weather is also good news for the Georgia Department of Transportation, although it might cause drivers a few hangups.

GDOT warned drivers there will be major delays on I-285 between Moreland Avenue and Conley Road. Three lanes will be closed until Monday, so it’s advised to find alternate routes.


Repairs to two sinkholes on Venture Drive in Gwinnett County are still underway. The road is closed between Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road, which is located near Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth.

MORE: Sinkholes near Gwinnett Place Mall close street for second day

GDOT will also close two southbound lanes on Peachtree Road between Palisades Road and Collier Road for sewer line replacement. Those lanes will be closed until Friday, GDOT said.

» For a closer look at the weekend outlook and things to do in your area:

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The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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