A cold front is expected to increase North Georgia's rain chances, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: North Georgia to get cold front as rain chances increase


Sunday: High: 89

Sunday night: Low: 73

Monday: High: 87

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Though much attention is being focused on Tropical Storm (soon to be hurricane) Florence, another weather development will affect metro Atlanta sooner.

A cold front is moving into the area from the north and west, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning.

However, its effects will not be drastic.

“This one isn’t going to be” the first big cold front of the fall that knocks temps way down, Monahan said.

Sunday’s high should be 89, 2 degrees cooler than Saturday’s top temp. Monday’s projected high drops to 87.

And there’s a 40 percent chance of rain, which should come in the afternoon and evening hours Sunday, according to Monahan.

The rain chance increases to 60 percent Monday.

The effects of Florence won’t be felt in North Georgia until midweek, Monahan said.

“It’s not something I want you to be too concerned with yet, but it’s something I want you to be aware of,” Monahan said. “Know that Florence is there.”

More rain could affect a few Georgia Department of Transportation projects on major metro interstates Sunday.

In Gwinnett County, one northbound lane of I-85 from Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road to I-985 will be closed for roadwork until 5 p.m. Sunday, GDOT said. One lane of I-985 from I-85 to Woodward Mill Road will also be closed until 5 p.m. Sunday.


Drivers will be able to enjoy the second day of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes being open in Cobb and Cherokee counties. They provide 30 new miles of toll lanes on I-75 and I-575.

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