More excellent weather It’s going to be a beautiful weekend noting that it would be rain-free throughout the weekend and into the beginning of the workweek.
The day will begin with a low temperature of 63 degrees but will warm significantly through the day, eventually hitting a high of 85. There should be little cloud cover for a nice, sunny, late-summer day. The beautiful weather is always welcome when it comes to sports and outdoor activities, but it also means road construction projects will resume around Atlanta after a Labor Day hiatus.
A couple of major sporting events will contribute to traffic as well. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will play the Kennesaw State University Owls at noon, bringing extra traffic to the Downtown Connector and midtown around campus. Later Saturday night, the Atlanta Braves will host the Miami Marlins at Truist Park, so expect increased traffic volume around. Much of the weekend’s roadwork will take place in Fulton County, including on major highways. Lanes on I-20 in both directions will experience rolling overnight lane closures from Windsor Street out to Sweetwater Creek in Douglas County. Further north, Birmingham Highway will see lane closures up to the Cherokee County line as resurfacing work continues.
Lane closures will also be installed on Langford Parkway for restriping. On I-85 North between Midtown and Clairmont Road, lane closures will be installed to replace pavement markings. Between Lindbergh and Buckhead, a busy stretch of Piedmont Road will see lane closures thanks to Atlanta Gas Light work.
Sunday will see subtle shift in the winds that will be more southerly and this will pump up our temperatures and the chances of rain. Sunday will see a high in the upper 80s, mid 80s at the beach. Afternoon showers will be pushing onshore, most areas will NOT see any showers. But, they will be rather scattered, hard to nail down exactly who will see those random rains.ur weekend weather will be pleasant, not perfect.
A few coastal showers will be possible in the early morning hours Saturday. These would be generally east of I-95 with St. Johns and Flagler counties having the biggest threat of see some showers. Sunrise will be at 7:10 a.m. Saturday and with some coastal clouds and those aforementioned coastal showers, temperatures along the coast will be in the mid-70s. Easterly winds will be up to 15 mph. By the lunch hour, pleasant onshore winds will keep afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s.
Sunday will see subtle shift in the winds that will be more southerly and this will pump up our temperatures and the chances of rain. Sunday will see a high in the upper 80s, mid 80s at the beach. Afternoon showers will be pushing onshore, most areas will NOT see any showers. But, they will be rather scattered, hard to nail daown exactly who will see those random rains.
The Gulf of Mexico will be where the next tropical system will develop. Nicholas should form by Monday morning. Nicholas has the potential to be a big rainmaker for Texas and Louisiana. Rainfall amounts could exceed 8″ in NE Texas and SW Louisiana.