Georgia-Georgia Tech game to congest downtown, stay dry


If you’re ready for some “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate,” there will be plenty of it by noon.

However, there isn’t much to hate about Saturday’s forecast.

While there is a 30% chance of rain for Atlanta, it should be concentrated in the evening and nighttime hours ahead of a soggy Sunday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

“Early in the day on Saturday, we’re good to go, but you’ll notice clouds beginning to increase later in the evening hours,” she said. “That’s when you could see some isolated showers in far northeast Georgia.”

Atlanta should quickly warm into the upper 60s after a morning low of 48 degrees, Deon said. Unless you’re tailgating early, University of Georgia and Georgia Tech fans won’t need to plan around the weather Saturday near Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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The influx of football fans and tailgaters will likely slow surface streets downtown throughout the morning and early afternoon hours, so plan accordingly.

Metro Atlanta’s two other college football teams also have games Saturday afternoon, but both will be on the road.

Kennesaw State will visit Wofford at 4 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C., where it will be in the upper 50s with a 20% chance of rain, according to local weather reports. At 6 p.m., Georgia State will play at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, which has no rain in the forecast and temperatures in the low 60s.

The weather pattern shifts Sunday as a cold front arrives overnight, Deon said. The rain chance shoots up to 80% with some likely downpours during the morning hours, but any lingering showers should clear out by the afternoon.

“At 7 a.m. (Sunday), we could see some heavy downpours, but … by the time we hit the noon hour, the rain has moved out,” she said.

Temperatures will drop only a few degrees Sunday, but the beginning of the work week will feel the full effects of the cold front. Monday’s projected high is only 46 degrees, since some frigid air will follow that cold front through the state.

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