Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Atlanta’s hot streak to continue through weekend 

North Georgia won’t get a break from the heat this weekend.

While a pop-up shower or two is possible Sunday afternoon, Atlanta’s streak of 90-plus degree days is only expected to continue.


 

Right now it is 89 degrees in Atlanta with scattered clouds, but with humidity it feels like 94 degrees. 

The second half of the weekend will probably feel more humid than Saturday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. 


She’s calling for a 10% chance of rain early in the day and a 20% chance in the late afternoon and evening, but the wet weather could steer clear of Atlanta, she said. 


If you’re sensitive to pollution, it isn’t a bad idea to limit your time outside today as the metro area is under a Code Orange Air Quality Alert, Deon said.


As for traffic, Georgia Department of Transportation crews plan to take advantage of the summer weather by tackling a series of construction projects.

Douglas County drivers will see delays on I-20 this weekend as eastbound lane closures are planned between Thornton Road and Ga. 5.


 

Late night closures are also planned at the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange, GDOT said. Crews plan to close various stretches of the Perimeter’s eastbound and westbound lanes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m, the agency said. 

In Cobb County, drivers may some delays in the Cumberland area Sunday afternoon as the Atlanta Braves host the Los Angeles Dodgers at SunTrust Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 p.m.


 

It’s been unusually hot this week, but temperatures should drop again by Monday as the chance of rain increases, Deon said.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday are expected to bring metro Atlanta temperatures back down to average for this time of year. 

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