Sunday shouldn’t be a total washout, but it might be best to bring an umbrella along.
The chance of rain in metro Atlanta increases for the second half of the weekend, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
It is damp around the metro Atlanta area as storms roll through.
Several counties just north of the metro are under flood warning while the heavy rains from through. The warning is in effect for Oconee, Morgan, Clarke, Walton and Oglethorpe counties until 3 p.m. and Madison, Barrow, Banks, Hall and Jackson counties until 4 p.m., Deon said.
“It’s going to be one of those weekends where we have to duck and dodge from the showers and storms,” Deon said.
The good news is that the clouds and rain should keep things relatively cool. This weekend’s temperature is a few degrees below average for this time of year, Deon said, and Sunday is expected to top out at 87 degrees.
Those planning on getting out might be wise to leave home in the morning since the showers aren’t expected to pop up until later in the afternoon, Deon said.
Aside from the rain, drivers may encounter some construction delays this weekend as Georgia Department of Transportation crews complete some road projects.
Overnight closures are planned at the Ga. 400/I-285, interchange from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m., officials said.
And motorists in Clayton County may run into some backups in the westbound lanes of I-285 as crews complete roadwork near the airport.
The Atlanta Braves also host the Cincinnati Reds for an afternoon game, so Cobb County drivers could see delays in the Cumberland area before and after the game. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 p.m.
As for the cooler-than-average weather, enjoy it while you can because temperatures are expected to increase to nearly 90 degrees again by midweek.
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