First Alert Forecast | The workweek begins on a frigid note

Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 6:46 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2023 at 9:31 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The stage is set for the coldest night in nearly a month. Plan on another widespread freeze Monday morning, gardeners.

The combination of a mostly clear sky, very dry air, lighter wind and fresh cold air... will produce the one of the coldest nights since mid-February. Grab a coat if you have evening plans. You’ll be glad you have the extra layer.

Temperatures bottom-out in the mid to upper 20s outside the Perimeter Monday morning; coldest between 6 and 9 a.m. The colder mountains communities are forecast to drop into the upper teens. Inside the perimeter, temperatures are forecast to reach lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. The city of Atlanta should even briefly drop below 30° early Monday. While the breeze will be much lighter than the past couple mornings, a light wind will make it feel a few degrees colder than what the thermometer reads.

A warming trend begins Monday. Though, it’ll still be chilly. Afternoon temperatures peak in the low to mid-50s under a few high clouds. Temperatures, once again, drop quickly after sunset Monday. Another widespread freeze is expected Tuesday morning. Frost may form even in areas where the thermometer doesn’t drip to 32°.

Plan on a warming trend mid-week...

Temperatures crack 60° in most areas Tuesday afternoon. Even warmer weather arrives as we celebrate the middle of the workweek. Atlanta is forecast to push 70° Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures get kicked up another notch Thursday and Friday afternoons; Atlanta may reach 80° both afternoons. Mornings will be much milder as well.

The next chance of widespread rain and storms arrives late in the week...

Most of the workweek is forecast to be dry, with just an isolated chance of rain Wednesday. The next chance of widespread soaking rain and thunderstorms sweeps in from the west Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Exact timing of rain’s arrival and departure remains uncertain. But, it’s possible that the wettest weather occurs overnight and most plans go forth without a hitch. We’ll have to keep an eye on the possibility of a few storms becoming strong. The First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated.

Have a great week,