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Tuesday Atlanta Weather Outlook

We will see a few more clouds mixing in with the sun during the day on Tuesday.  More of those clouds will move in during the late afternoon hours and evening hours.

Rain will spread in during the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday.  We have moisture pushing in from the southwest that will give us the first batch of rain.  Another batch of rain will move in during the afternoon Wednesday along with the cold front.  The moisture moves out Wednesday night and some cold air returns.  

There may even be some brief flurries Wednesday night only in the mountains.  Temperatures drop to below freezing Wednesday morning.  We'll only get up to 51 Wednesday afternoon.  We move back to freezing on Thursday morning.  By Thursday afternoon, we get back to the low 60s.  Our highs will hold in the 60s through the weekend with another slight chance for some showers Saturday afternoon. 

Atlanta Weather | Record Breaking Winter Salt

Atlanta Weather | Record Breaking Winter Salt

Winter, at least feels like it is coming to an end, but not before causing some major disruptions in the southern parts of the country, and setting record-breaking expenses for the Midwest and Northeast.

The snowy and bitter cold winter has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records in many spots like Ohio, where they used a record breaking million tons of salts. 630,000 tons are stocked annually for an average winter in Ohio, but this year an additional 510,000 tons were use.

Even here in Atlanta, and other cities in the southeast, had to spend extra funds on salt and sand for the roads. While Northern states budget for winter weather, places like South Carolina does not, because expenses vary from year to year. Here’s a breakdown of how South Carolina had to treat their roads:

Atlanta Weather | Sunday Night Forecast

Mostly clear skies tonight with overnight low temperatures in the mid 40s and light winds.

Other than some patchy morning fog, very sunny Monday with even warmer high temperatures in the low 70s. Winds pick up slightly from the West around 10mph, gusting up to 20mph.

Monday night will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the upper 40s. Patchy fog, mainly after 3am. 

Tuesday will be even warmer with highs nearing the mid 70s, but we will go from mostly sunny in the morning to mostly cloudy in the late afternoon. 

Rain returns late Tuesday night and carries into Wednesday. High temperatures fall back after the front moves through Wednesday.

Atlanta Weather | Sunday Forecast

High temperatures remain well above normal in the upper 60s. We will have a mix of sun and clouds as a weak front moves through, and a little breezy at times from the NW around 10mph, gusting up to 15mph.

Sunday night will be partly cloudy with overnight low temperatures in the mid 40s with light winds.

Mostly sunny for Monday with even warmer high temperatures in the low 70s.

Atlanta Weather | Saturday Forecast

Patchy fog early today becoming mostly sunny. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s. Breezy from the West around 5-10mph, gusting up to 15mph.

Partly cloudy skies tonight with overnight low temperatures in the mid 40s. Light West winds.

Partly cloudy Sunday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. Winds from the NW around 5-10mph, gusting up to 15mph.

Temperatures continue to warm into the low 70s for the early portion of next week.

Saturday Atlanta Weather Update

A few clouds moved in from the west overnight.  We will have just a few clouds mixing in the sun early on Saturday.  It will become mostly sunny for a big part of the day.  Temperatures will warm even more Saturday with a high of 68.

A few more clouds will move in on Sunday.  Temperatures will still be warm with a high up to 68 again.  We get even warmer Monday and Tuesday with a high in the low 70s both days.  We will still have partly cloudy skies.  Wednesday is the next chance for rain to move in.  After that moves out, it will clear out Thursday and Friday with cooler air returning.  Highs will move back to the 50s.

Atlanta Weather | El Nino Returns

 

Forecaster are predicting another El Nino event to set up this year, which could be good news for the US after a very cold and long winter, but not good for everyone.

The warming, called an El Nino, is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states, and even a milder winter for the nation's frigid northern tier next year.

While it could be good news to lessen the southwestern U.S. drought and shrink heating bills next winter in the far north, worldwide it can be quite a different story. Globally, it can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of dollars in losses for food crops.