Atlanta weekend | Winter Jam, below-freezing temps, roadwork

Atlanta weekend | Winter Jam, below-freezing temps, roadwork

First the rain, now the cold.

Unpleasant weather conditions this week will continue into the weekend, when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing and stay there though early next week, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists said.

For Atlantans who won’t be deterred by the cold, be sure to check the traffic before heading outdoors.

Here’s what you need to remember to avoid the work zone backups:

The Express Lanes project will require two northbound lanes on I-75 to close between Delk Road and Windy Hill Road nightly from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Two lanes on I-75 will close between the I-285 interchange and Windy Hill Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Two northbound lanes on I-75 will close over I-285 from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Two northbound lanes on I-75 will close between Wade Green Road and Ga. 92 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One lane on Bells Ferry Road will close under I-575 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday.

A flagging operation will take place on Bells Ferry Road under I-75 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

One lane on the I-75 southbound on-ramps to the Canton Connector and Delk Road will close from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Work on the South Metro Express Lanes will require a lane and shoulder on the I-75 southbound ramp to close at Jodeco Road from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. And the same work will require a lane and shoulder closure on I-75 northbound between Jonesboro Road and Jodeco Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.

One southbound lane on I-75 will close between the I-675 interchange and Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane on I-75 will close between Ga. 138 and Mt. Zion Boulevard continuously from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and one southbound lane on I-75 will close at the same area 7 a.m. Monday.

Also, one southbound lane on I-75 will close between Ga. 155 and Jonesboro Road from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday.

Work on the South Metro Express Lanes will also require one southbound lane on I-675 to close between Ga. 42/U.S. 23/Macon Highway and the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Two southbound lanes on I-285 will close between Hollowell Parkway and the I-20 interchange from 8 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday.

Guardrail repairs will require two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on Langford Parkway to close at the I-75 interchange from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Rolling northbound and southbound lane closures will take place on the Downtown Connector between University Avenue and the Brookwood split nightly from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Two lanes on the I-285 westbound ramp to I-85 northbound will close for concrete rehabilitation from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and a detour will redirect traffic to the Pleasantdale Road exit. Then, traffic will merge onto I-85 northbound. Law enforcement will direct traffic as needed from the work zone on the Pleasantdale Road collector-distributor lane.

Sign structure work will require one northbound and one southbound lane on I-75 to close between South Marietta Parkway and North Marietta Parkway from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Similar work will also require two eastbound lanes on I-285 to close at the I-20 interchange from 8 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday.

One eastbound lane and the shoulder on I-20 will close between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-285 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday.

And two eastbound lanes on I-20 will close between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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Weekend to see below-freezing temps

A cool trend that started Friday when temperatures dropped below freezing will continue through early next week, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, and Sunday partly cloudy. All the while, temperatures will dip to the low 30s and barely get warmer than 50 degrees, Minton said.

The lows are expected to be 30 degrees Saturday and 32 degrees Sunday and the highs should reach 50 degrees Saturday and 54 degrees Sunday.

Forecasts showed a 40 percent change for a wintry mix on Monday and a 30 percent chance for a wintry mix on Tuesday.

Atlanta will likely see some “light melting snow” that won’t accumulate, according to Channel 2.

Winter Jam and Indiana Pacers in town this weekend

February Atlanta Apparel will be featured at AmericasMart Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

The Atlanta Hawks play the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. Friday at Philips Arena.

And the Winter Jam concert is expected to bring 30,000 attendees from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday to the Georgia Dome.

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