Temperatures and humidity are both nosing up Tuesday.
Metro Atlanta will be warmer than the day before with a projected high of 85 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News. That’s not the highest temperature the city is likely to see this week.
Some neighborhoods could see numbers in the 90s Wednesday, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.
It may be warm, but at least it’s sunny with no chance of rain in the forecast Tuesday, according to Channel 2. Monahan said it will still be a comfortable day.
“The humidity is going to come up a little bit today, but not enough for any rain,” he said. “We'll stay dry on through the afternoon.”
The rest of the week will be pretty muggy, he said. As temperatures rise Wednesday, so do the rain chances. There is a slight 20% chance of a shower for the middle of the week before rain chances ramp up heading into the weekend.
A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the next 24 hours, Monahan said. It is only the second day of the Atlantic hurricane season, and Monahan said it has been a busy start.
“This is going to be a slow-moving system likely heading toward Louisiana and Texas as we head through the next few days,” he said. “By early next week, (it) could bring some of that moisture toward North Georgia.”
Georgia is not likely to be impacted much by the system over the weekend, he said. There is, however, still a chance of some isolated showers and storms both Saturday and Sunday, according to Channel 2.
Drivers should only have to contend with sunshine delays Tuesday. There are no early delays on metro Atlanta interstates, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Traffic reporter Mark Arum said conditions are lighter than normal and pavement is dry.
“If you do have to venture out early, just watch your speed,” he said. “You should be OK.”
Even in downtown Atlanta, there are no delays in either direction on the Downtown Connector, the Traffic Center reported at 6 a.m. There could still be some surface streets closed after overnight protests, however.
Marietta Street at Ted Turner Drive is still partially blocked Tuesday morning, according to the Traffic Center.
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