The doldrums of winter are expected to lighten a bit this weekend with warm weather that's going to feel like early April instead of January.
In Alpharetta and Milton, a slight chance of showers threatens an otherwise cloudy weekend as high temperatures Saturday and Sunday are expected to be near 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The lows are forecast for the mid 50s.
That rain is expected to arrive this afternoon, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation forecast today. The chance of rain will drop to 20 percent tonight, and build back up to 60 percent on Friday, before dropping again on the weekend. The temperature will rise along with the chance of rain. However, unlike the rain, temperatures won't fall off until after the weekend.
Enjoy the warm weather, as next week, the U.S. could be set for a burst of arctic air from Canada and the Deep South could feel it, according to AccuWeather.com. While forecasters aren't sure how much a dip in the jet stream would affect Georgia, temperatures are expected to cool.
"The core of the cold air and the center of high pressure does not appear to be aiming for the Deep South, but some arctic air will filter in," as waves of arctic arrive later next week, according to AccuWeather.com.
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