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Warming Trend: 60s and 70s ahead this week

The week looks dry with highs climbing well above average

ATLANTA — Ahead this week, we've got a dry stretch of days with a warming pattern. Highs climb through the 60s and into the 70s!

Quick Forecast:
Sunday Night: Clear and cold. Lows: Mid 30s.
Monday: Sunny and gorgeous. Highs: Mid 60s.
Monday Night: Mostly clear and still cold. Lows: Upper 30s.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny to partly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the upper 60s

Discussion:

Clear and cold again in the overnight hours leading into Monday morning's start. Lows will be in the mid 30s in the city, with lower 30s in the suburbs possible. 

After a cold start, Monday will be a pretty fantastic start to the work week. With lots of sunshine and dry air, we expect a quick warmup. Temps climb through the 50s by noon and into the mid 60s in the afternoon. 

Monday is our coolest day of the work week. Under the influence of high pressure and winds becoming more southerly, a warming trend will take place. Highs Tuesday climb into the upper 60s, and then the 70s are back starting Wednesday. Eventually some afternoons will feature more clouds, but the overall rain chance is low. 

A front stalls north of us at the end of the week and start of the weekend. By Sunday, there's a slight chance it could wobble into North Georgia enough to bring us some isolated showers and storms. Right now, we've got a 20% chance of showers and storms by Sunday of next weekend. Otherwise, dry weather will prevail. With warming temps, expect tree pollen levels to climb this week.

We're also counting down the last days and hours of Standard Time before Daylight Saving Time begins. Yep -- this coming weekend we 'Spring Forward'. You'll only have a 47 hour weekend, but on the bright note, sunsets will be much later!

Here are our sunset times looking ahead this spring. Notice the jump next weekend, and eventually sunsets after 8:00 PM by April.

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