A brief weekend warmup will precede colder air for Atlanta.
Temperatures will rise to near 50 F Sunday and Monday. Sunshine will be accompanied by some breezy winds during the day, but the air will still feel warmer regardless of the wind.
However, on Tuesday temperatures will drop back down into the 30s and remain there through midweek. Despite the cooler temperatures, the sun will be present everyday.
There is a chance of a shower on Friday with a high in the mid-50s.
Following a wet, mild Christmas Eve across much of the Northeast, a blustery Christmas Day is on the way.
A potent Christmas Eve storm is also threatening the Ohio Valley with violent thunderstorms.
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.
A winter storm will impact the United Kingdom and central Europe for Boxing Day and the holiday weekend.
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.
While blustery winds will usher in colder air on Christmas Day, milder air will then quickly return to Pittsburgh on Friday.
New England (1994)
Powerful storm produced damaging winds. 99 mph at Westport Harbor 84 mph at Nantucket 76 mph at Blue Hill observatory
Illinois, Kentucky (1796)
Famous cold day; Cairo, -7.5 degrees, -13 degrees in parts of Kentucky. The Mississippi River became frozen.
Eastern U.S. (1966)
Coastal storm develops in Gulf States & moves up East Coast. "A widespread white Christmas" Thunder & vivid lightning reported along with heavy rain & snow from Baltimore, north to Rhode Island. JFK Airport closed for 24 hours because of drifting. Washington, D.C. 6.5", Baltimore, MD 11", Philadelphia, PA 12.4", Morristown, NJ 12.4", Atlantic City, NJ 6.6", Allentown, PA 13.1", West Chester, PA 24", High Point State Park 19", Central Park, NY 7.1", Poughkeepsie, NY 13", Albany, NY 18.3", Pittsfield, MA 17", Burlington, VT 14.9".