After a below-average start, Thursday should turn out to be a pretty typical early April day for North Georgia.
Temperatures are headed for the upper 60s Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News. A projected high of 69 degrees is right where Atlanta should be for this time of year.
There is no rain in the forecast Thursday, Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.
“A lot of sunshine today, a light wind — it is going to be gorgeous,” he said. “I know we can’t go a lot of places, but if you can get outside, even just in your backyard, do it today. It will be great.”
North Georgia may be bound for sunshine and warm weather, but it is chilly to start the day. Much of metro Atlanta is in the 40s for morning lows, and some areas from the Northside to the mountains are in the 30s.
The temperatures are similar to Wednesday’s start, but Nitz said the big difference is the wind. While Wednesday saw gusts of 20 to 25 mph, there is just a light northwest breeze Thursday morning.
Sunshine and clear skies should carry the day, he said. Overnight, temperatures will again drop down into the 40s, according to Channel 2.
“Tomorrow morning we’re down to 46,” Nitz said of Atlanta’s forecast. “Forty-eight is the average, so pretty close to where we should be, and then above average into the mid-70s tomorrow as we're going to enjoy a lot of sunshine.”
Some rain to the west of Georgia will send a few clouds this way Friday, but the dry stretch is forecast to continue through the end of the work week. Nitz said it will also be partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday, although Sunday has a 20% chance of some stray showers.
Under the sunshine, metro Atlanta is expected to get back up into the upper 70s this weekend. Sunday’s projected high is 78 degrees, according to the latest forecast.
Monday will also be warm with a projected high of 78, but rain chances are going up. Scattered showers are 40% likely for the start of the work week, Nitz said.
Despite a few early crashes, conditions are lighter than normal on metro Atlanta interstates Thursday, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Fewer drivers are hitting the roads amid the coronavirus crisis. Conditions are expected to remain light throughout the typical Thursday morning rush.
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