A Taste of Summer: North Georgia’s Toasty Weather Forecast
Northern Georgia, including the Atlanta area, can expect warm and partly cloudy weather through the upcoming week. Highs in the 60s to low 70s are expected today, with temperatures increasing through the day due to warm, moist air coming from the Gulf of Mexico.
We expect a warming trend to persist throughout the week as a strengthening ridge builds into the forecast area. Expect highs in the mid to upper 60s on Monday and in the 70s for the rest of the area. Temperatures will remain well-above average into Wednesday and Thursday, likely exceeding 80 across a swath of the forecast area outside of the mountains. Lows will only dip into the 60s across much of the area by mid-week, making this “heat wave” even more impressive.
Temperatures so warm this early in the year could break records. The forecast area typically doesn’t experience nighttime temperatures in the 60s until late spring and early summer.
Scattered rain chances will increase on Monday night into Tuesday, mainly across the Tennessee River Valley and far northern Georgia. There may again be some rain chances early Thursday closer to the mountains, but nothing that should produce widespread accumulations in the region, unless the ridge trends weaker than currently forecast.
Expected high temperatures on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
Expected low temperatures on Thursday Night, Feb. 23, 2023
5-Day Rainfall Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy skies, highs in the 60s to low 70s, and surface winds will change from southerly to southwesterly.
Monday: Continued warm advection into the forecast area, with low temperatures in the mid-40s across the area and highs in the mid to upper 60s in the far northern tier and in the 70s for the rest of the area.
Through the week: Warm temperatures with highs reaching the 70s and 80s. Low-end precipitation chances mainly across the Tennessee River Valley and northern Georgia. Some rain chances early Thursday, but nothing resembling the wetter pattern from earlier this winter.