Weekend weather: Enjoy Saturday; rain returns late Sunday

The weekend should begin dry and end on a wet note, but even the threat of rain won't likely keep road crews from closing a few interstate lanes for construction. Plan ahead so you won't get caught up in traffic delays from the construction and Spring breakers moving through the area.

Here's what you need to know on the first weekend of April:

50/50 forecast:

Friday's rain and thunderstorms are expected to clear out by Saturday morning, but rain will move back into the picture by late-day on Sunday, according to Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton. Afternoon highs will be a little cooler, topping out in the mid-60s both weekend days after morning lows in the upper 40s. Check the full weather report and track changes.

Slim list of big weekend events:

The weekend's biggest draw downtown is the "Big South Qualifier" girls volleyball tournament, which started Friday and runs through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center. Other downtown events include Friday night's Hawks-Cavaliers game at Philips Arena and Friday and Saturday's Purina Dog Challenge dog show at Centennial Olympic Park.

About that roadwork:

"I think we will be dodging the rain this weekend," said Georgia Department of Transportation district construction engineer Shun Pringle."Motorists, including spring breakers, still need to plan ahead to avoid delays, even though we may not have as much going on this weekend."

From 6 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, there will be a be a double lane closure on I-85 southbound from just north of Clairmont Road to North Druid Hills Road, while a couple of northbound lanes of the Downtown Connector will be closed from Central Avenue to Edgewood Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday for asphalt repairs.