North Georgia is in for a quieter and cooler day Monday than the day before, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The waves of strong to severe thunderstorms from Sunday are gone, but so is the warm weather, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Temperatures are taking a dive on the other side of a springtime cold front.
“It’s going to be a cooler day for us,” he said. “We should be in the low 70s this time of year, but instead we’re going to keep it in the 60s for you today.”
Temperatures are running nearly 30 degrees lower Monday morning than this time Sunday. Atlanta started out chilly at 50 degrees, and temperatures continue to drop. The city is now in the 40s, but Monahan said it feels cooler than that with a bit of a breeze blowing.
The breeze should stick around through the afternoon, when Atlanta is expected to hit a high of 66 degrees, according to Channel 2.
“Wind gusting over 20 mph at times will probably make it feel more like it’s in the 50s for most of the afternoon,” he said.
Even with a little chill in the air, Monahan said Monday should be a nice day with dry conditions and lots of sunshine.
“The good news is next few days we’re going to get a dry stretch of weather,” he said. “(Monday), (Tuesday), Wednesday is going to be dry, and most of Thursday is, too.”
Temperatures should rebound to highs near 80 degrees on Tuesday, according to Channel 2. Monahan said another springtime front will move in Thursday night, bringing the next chance of heavy rain and severe weather.
“We’ve got our next round of strong to severe thunderstorms coming in,” Monahan said. “It will clear our for the the weekend. A few showers left behind Saturday, and Easter Sunday right now looking great with highs in the middle 70s.”
Sunday’s storms brought down a tree in Midtown, shutting down the southbound lanes on a busy block of Peachtree Street overnight.
Cleanup efforts continue Monday morning near 12th street. Southbound traffic on Peachtree is being diverted between 13th and 12th streets. Georgia Power is also on scene.
Volume remains light on metro Atlanta interstates, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
“Interstates are in great shape,” traffic reporter Mark Arum said. “No reason to rush out of the house.”
There could be some delays behind police activity in the left lane on I-20 East just inside the Perimeter as the Monday morning drive picks up, the Traffic Center reported.
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