ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It has been 19 years since Atlanta has hosted the Super Bowl. One of the reasons it took so long getting back our way was due to the weather, so the FOX 5 Storm Team has been keeping a close eye on the forecast for the week.
The Super Bowl Sunday forecast is still too far out to give a 100 percent guarantee on anything, but here’s what is known so far:
It should be perfect weather for a visit to the Super Bowl campus in downtown Atlanta Sunday. Check out what’s going on at FOX5Atlanta.com/superbowl.
That should continue for metro Atlanta and North Georgia through Tuesday when the chances of rain move in and so does the cold. That means the chances of a wintry mix, and yes, even snow as the day progresses into the afternoon hours Tuesday.
Both long range models are painting the same picture. Keep in mind this scenario often produces little in the way of snow accumulation as the most if not all will melt. A bigger concern would be the falling temps Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and the formation of "black ice."
A little beyond that, the worst case and best case and best case outcomes are on the table for Super Bowl Weekend. There is no longer any concern for snow Super Bowl Weekend, but showers could return. It's still way too far out for any real forecast, but we will keep a close eye on any changes.
Stay with the FOX 5 Storm Team to guide you through whatever happens.