SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Light showers, cooler temps expected in metro Atlanta

Isolated showers are possible Sunday morning, but allergy sufferers across metro Atlanta shouldn’t expect much in the way of pollen relief. 

Saturday’s pollen count reached reached 6,881 pollen particles per cubic meter of air, the fifth-highest count since record keeping began 30 years ago, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon. 

And while some spring showers are expected across parts of North Georgia on Sunday morning, it may not be enough wash off those cars and sidewalks.

“There’s some rain in the forecast Sunday as a cold front moves in,” Deon said. “It might help a little, but I’m not expecting much help until early next week.” 

After a string of warmer-than-average days in metro Atlanta, Sunday should be slightly cooler, she said. Saturday reached a high of 84 degrees in the city, Deon said, just one degree shy of the record high for this time of year, which was set in 1907.

 

Sunday’s temperature is expected to top out in the mid- to high 70s, however, and any chance of rain should clear up by the afternoon. 

“As that front moves through, it’s going to weaken and our rain chances will be diminishing,” Deon said. 

Much cooler air is expected to move into the region by Monday, and temperatures should only reach the high 60s or lows 70s to kick off the week, Deon said. 

Monday should be dry, but storms could return on Tuesday with an 80% chance of rain. 

With much of metro Atlanta under a shelter-in-place order to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic, there shouldn’t be much in the way of traffic on Sunday. 

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are expected to be out making road improvements, however. 

Drivers should expect some delays in Fulton and Cobb counties as crews work to resurface roads, repair some bridges and continue work on the 285/400 project, authorities said. 

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