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Windy night for metro Atlanta before warm Tuesday

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Windy. High: 55

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 39

Tomorrow: Sunny. High: 71

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

It may be mid-April, but near freezing temperatures are expected early Tuesday morning, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Morning lows in Atlanta will be in the 30s, Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. But there should be some reprieve by Tuesday afternoon when the expected high is 71 degrees. 

“We’re going to see a rapid warming trend beginning (Tuesday),” Burns said.

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The warm weather is a far cry from the light dusting of snow North Georgia saw earlier Monday. A freeze warning is also in effect for Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns and Union counties, according to the National Weather Service. 

“A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible,” the NWS said in the warning. “These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.”

The warning is expected to last through Tuesday morning. 

Candlaria Bibiano waits for her bus at the North Avenue MARTA station on a chilly and windy Monday morning. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Most of North Georgia is also under a wind advisory through 10 p.m., according to the NWS.

Winds in Atlanta are at 20 mph and chilly conditions are expected to linger through the Monday evening, Channel 2 reported. Currently, it’s 47 degrees in Atlanta.

“Temperatures today are very typical of mid- to late January,” Burns said.

There is, however, good news in the forecast.

Weekend rain washed away some of the pollen, bringing levels down from the “extremely high” 2,416 particles per cubic meter of air Sunday to the “high” 1,437 count Monday, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma. The totals don’t come close to Thursday’s high of 5,354.

However, warmer weather later this week could send pollen levels up again.

Atlanta is expected to hit 80 Wednesday, 72 Thursday and 70 Friday. 

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