Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan has your forecast

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Rain clears out to make way for sunshine

After a few days of wet weather, North Georgia is getting a break Wednesday with lots of sunshine in the forecast.

In fact, it should stay dry through the end of the week, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. He is giving Wednesday a four out of five rating for the ability to enjoy some fresh air, but the three days after that all get a perfect score.

“Beautiful weather to get outside and enjoy the outdoors,” Monahan said. “And of course, do that safely Thursday, Friday and Saturday as temperatures really start to warm up across North Georgia.”

A cold front that brought showers and storms to the region overnight continues moving south Wednesday morning. While the weather in Middle Georgia is pretty active to start the day, Monahan said North Georgia is done with the rain.


And temperatures are starting to fall. The mountains are already feeling the effects of the front with numbers in the low 50s. It won’t stay chilly all day, however.

“We'll see that sunshine warm us up into the 70s today,” Monahan said. “We'll be in the low to a few mid-70s for the most part this afternoon across metro Atlanta.”


The projected high inside the Perimeter is 73 degrees.

A north breeze blowing Wednesday will be a comfortable one, Monahan said. Overnight, he said a clear sky will mean a cooler start Thursday in the 40s and 50s.

“You will need a heavier coat to start the day on Thursday,”’ he said. “By the afternoon ... nothing but sunshine and warmer temperatures as we get up into the mid-70s.”

Even higher temperatures are on the way for the end of the work week. With all the sunshine, metro Atlanta should reach the mid-80s Friday, according to Channel 2.

It’s not all sunshine and warm weather. Monahan said North Georgia is “staying dry for the start of the weekend, not dry for the second half of the weekend” with a 30% chance of rain on Sunday.

For the few drivers out on the roads Wednesday morning amid the coronavirus crisis, pavement is wet to start the day. However, the interstates remain clear across metro Atlanta, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

In Cherokee County, a fallen tree is blocking Marvin Land Road at Union Hill Lane, authorities said. According to the Traffic Center, drivers can expect minimal delays.


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