WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Drier air, cooler temperatures moving in

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan has your Sunday afternoon forecast.

ATLANTA FORECAST 

Sunday: High: 86

Sunday night: Low: 70

Monday: High: 89

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Metro Atlanta and North Georgia should be in for less rain Sunday, due to a development off the East Coast.

The tropical storm named Chris is pulling drier air into North Georgia as it makes its way north along the coast off the Carolinas, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning.

Sunday’s chance of rain is at 30 percent, which Monahan said is mostly concentrated west of Atlanta.

The predicted high Sunday is 86 degrees, about 3 degrees below the average for the date.

“Monday is going to get even better,” Monahan said, “with low humidity (and) lots of sunshine.”

The temperature should climb back into the upper 80s and low 90s as the week goes on, but the chance of rain should stay around 30 to 40 percent, Monahan said.

People driving back into metro Atlanta after the July Fourth holiday may face extra traffic due to construction on Ga. 400, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.

Ga. 400 North between exits 16 and 17 will have two right lanes closed until 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

Way south of Georgia in the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Beryl was briefly able to call itself a hurricane. For a few hours Saturday morning, it gained enough strength to be classified as the first hurricane of 2018, following subtropical storm Alberto in May.

However, drier air and wind shear has brought the storm back to tropical storm status, according to the National Weather Service. It’s also too far south to affect Georgia’s weather significantly and is expected to dissipate over the north-central Caribbean this week.

 

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The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta shows some highs in the 80s and low 90s.
The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta shows some highs in the 80s and low 90s.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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