If you’re headed to Atlanta to explore some good old southern fun, then you better make sure you pack right for the time of year you plan to visit. Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters that are occasionally cold by the standards of the southern United States. January averages 42.7, with temperatures in the suburbs slightly cooler. Warm, maritime air can bring spring like highs while strong Arctic air masses can push lows into the teens. High temperatures in July average 89 but occasionally exceed 100. Typical of the southeastern U.S., Atlanta receives abundant rainfall, which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, though spring and early fall are markedly drier. Average annual rainfall is 50.2inches with monthly averages ranging between a high of 5.38 inches in March to a low of 3.11 inches in October. Temperatures at or above 90 occur more than 40 days per year; overnight freezing can be expected over 45 days, but high temperatures that do not climb above the freezing mark are rare. Snow is not seen every year and averages only 2.5inches annually. The last heaviest single storm (which brought around 10inches) was on January 23, 1940. True blizzards are rare but possible; one hit in March 1993. Ice storms usually cause more trouble than does snowfall, especially at the airport if you’re flying in or out of the area. Temperature extremes range from ?9in February 1899 to 105 in July 1980. So with that kind of spread it’s probably recommended that you get a current weather report online before you start packing for your trip!