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Tropical air moving out, frigid air moves in this weekend

Last weekend featured record high temperatures as thermometers soared into the upper 70s and 80s.

Temperatures remained warm through Election Day, when the thermometer reached 80 degrees at the Atlanta Airport.

And Tropical Storm Nicole maintained the warm and humid air over Metro Atlanta as we finished the week in the mid to upper 60s.

But all of that will come to an end this weekend as a cold front sweeps through on Saturday. In fact, it will feel like we will bypass Fall and land in Winter by Sunday!

Saturday will feature afternoon highs in the 60s, but the cold front will arrive in the afternoon. As a result, the northwest wind will gust as high as 20 mph as frigid air surges south.

Sunday morning lows will land near the freezing mark, approximately 10-15 degrees below average. Afternoon highs on Sunday will be in the low 50s, approximately 10 degrees below average.

If you enjoy colder temperatures, you are in luck!

The upper level atmosphere will shift, and instead of a ridge over the Southeast United States, a trough will set up over the region. This pattern will allow colder air to surge into the Southeast, keeping temperatures below average for the next two weeks.

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