Despite some weekend rain, sunshine will return as temperatures warm up in Atlanta this week.
Tuesday will be sunny and temperatures will reach into the upper 50s, followed by another increase Wednesday, as temperatures hit the 60s.
Overnight temperatures beginning Wednesday night will remain in the high 40s until they increase to the high 50s for Friday and Saturday nights.
Wednesday will start the warmup, as temperatures will soar into the 60s for the remainder of the week.
Thursday and Friday will consist of temperatures in the mid-60s, but Friday will feature some cloudy skies. A few late rain showers will dampen the city Friday night.
Saturday will be the warmest day of the week, as temperatures climb to reach 69 degrees but a couple of thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours will begin to bring temperatures back down to the 50s headed into next week.
While Sunday will remain in the mid-60s with tapering rain and clouds, overnight temperatures will dip back into the 30s and headed into Monday temperatures will decrease back into the 50s.
More sunshine is in store for the beginning of next week in Atlanta.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
Corpus Christi, TX (2004)
24 degrees: this broke the old daily record low of 26 set in 1983.
East Coast (1909)
Severe coastal storm - record high tides in New England. Dover, DE had 24" snow. Philadelphia, PA had 21" snow.
New York City (1947)
Severe snowstorm 25.8" at Battery, 32" in suburbs. Traffic completely stopped - removal cost $8 million 27 died.