Saturday: High: 90
Saturday night: Low: 70
Sunday: High: 86
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At 9:54 p.m. tonight, the seasons officially change from summer to fall.
However, Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo yet, or at least not in Georgia.
“It fells like summer is getting hotter as we get closer to the end of it,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.
The temperature in Atlanta is currently 91 degrees, which is a degree warmer than the predicted high and 11 above average, Monahan said.
It's the First Day of Fall! & you know what that means...— NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) September 22, 2018
Not a lot, it'll still going to be toasty out there.
High temps are expected to be 5-10 degrees above normal today & closer to record highs than normal highs. However, slightly cooler temps are expected by Monday. #gawx pic.twitter.com/NpXsTbW9Ik
College football also returns, and sports should dominate Saturday around metro Atlanta as the Braves, Atlanta United, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State all have home games.
Luckily for fans, there’s only a slim 10 percent chance of rain, Monahan said.
Construction also returns across metro Atlanta, including two closed southbound lanes on Ga. 400 between Northridge and Abernathy roads, which are causing heavy delays, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
In Cobb County, three southbound lanes and four northbound lanes are closed for construction on I-75 between Canton and Delk roads, which is also causing heavy delays, the Traffic Center reported.
#TRAVELADVISORY Cobb: This is what is causing those delays on 75; road work in both directions between Canton Rd (exit 267) and Delk Rd (exit 261); 3 right lanes blocked SB and 4 left lanes blocked NB; stalled big rig in a center lane on the NB side at Delk as well #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/Pd6dgqqqhN— AJC WSB Traffic (@ajcwsbtraffic) September 22, 2018
The Georgia Tech game against Clemson at 3:30 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium should be during the heat’s peak, Monahan said. Kennesaw State hosts Clark Atlanta at 6 p.m.
It's going to be a hot one as @GeorgiaTechFB hosts No. 3 Clemson RIGHT HERE on Channel 2! https://t.co/GPdX9PYPDl— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) September 22, 2018
Here's your official Yellow Jackets forecast from Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist @BradNitzWSB #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/CQbXwQuLE0
The University of Georgia began its road game against Missouri at noon. The weather in Columbia, Mo., should reach a comfortable high of 76 degrees with no chance of rain, according to local weather reports.
Georgia State will travel to Western Michigan for a 2 p.m. kickoff. There’s no chance of rain in Kalamazoo, Mich., either, and the temperature should reach the mid-60s, according to local reports.
If you prefer soccer, Atlanta United will take on Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Traffic will likely pick up around game time.
Get HYPE!— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 21, 2018
We are back home tomorrow 😍 pic.twitter.com/xyBuFHfE2l
The season-ending Tour Championship continues Saturday at the East Lake Golf Course we well, which is located near downtown Atlanta in DeKalb County.
The Braves also could win the National League East if they beat the Philadelphia Phillies at SunTrust Park this afternoon. The game began at 1:05 p.m.
Speaking of Cobb County, the new toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 have been open nearly two weeks for those with Peach passes, but Saturday will be the first day the tolls go into effect.
The new @PeachPassGA lanes on I-75 and I-575 have been open almost two weeks...and they start costing $ tomorrow (Sat). Plenty of users, so far, have improved regular lanes. We’ll have to see what happens next week. #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/5UvedubAF0— Fireball Turnbull (@DougTurnbull) September 21, 2018
A wetter weather pattern is expected to move into Georgia early next week, building to a 40 percent chance of rain Monday and Wednesday.
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