WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Atlanta turns cooler with breeze, more clouds

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Temperatures will take a step back Wednesday as a cool breeze blows in from the northeast, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta is predicted to top out at around 60 degrees, nearly 10 degrees below Tuesday’s high. Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said there will also be more clouds around Wednesday, but it will still be a pretty nice day to get outside.

“Sunshine, we’ve got some of that,” Monahan said. “We’ve got temperatures that are going to be above average, and we’ve got temperatures that are going to push toward 70 in the next couple of days.”

The average high for this time of year is 56 degrees. After a cold start in the 30s and 40s, some Atlanta suburbs won’t make it out of the upper 50s Wednesday afternoon, Monahan said.

“It’s going to be a cooler afternoon,” he said. “There will be quiet weather with this area of high pressure, but its also going to bring in a northeast wind, and that makes our temperatures a little cooler this time of year.”

Atlanta will only spend one day in the low 60s before temperatures return to the upper 60s Thursday, according to Monahan. By Friday, a projected high of 72 degrees would put the city close to the record high of 75 set in 1933.

“Over the weekend, we’re still warm, but there is rain back in the forecast on Saturday,” Monahan said. Showers are 70% likely Saturday and 30% likely Sunday, he said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A series of issues on I-285 is making the commute through DeKalb County difficult at the start of the Wednesday morning drive, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Earlier roadwork was causing southbound delays at Memorial Drive before a tractor-trailer overturned, blocking three right lanes, the Traffic Center reported. The lanes could be closed for some time while crews work to upright the big rig and clear spilled debris.

A few exits north of the crash, police activity is blocking two left lanes of I-285 South at Northlake Parkway. A shooting investigation is underway, according to Channel 2.



“It’s pretty much a mess over here on I-285 on the Eastside,” traffic reporter Heather Catlin said at 6:30 a.m. “The Downtown Connector is your best alternate.”

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