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

SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Second half of weekend to be much tamer

After high winds and heavy rains Saturday, Sunday’s metro Atlanta weather promises to be calmer and drier.

Saturday’s storm, which blew through metro Atlanta around 5 p.m. and caused a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, left tens tens of thousands of Georgians without power.

Wind gusts of more than 60 mph tore through North Georgia, downing trees and causing some structural damage to homes and businesses, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

RELATED: Thousands without power in Georgia after powerful storm pummels South

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Paulding County Saturday evening, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. In Rome, the storms were so severe that a billboard came down on one person’s car.

In Rome, the storms were so severe that a billboard came down on one person’s car.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

That all changes on Sunday, where it’s expected to be partly cloudy with  a high of 65 degrees and just a 30% chance of showers, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

“Early on Sunday morning, we’re off to a quieter start,” she said. “But while we’re starting off dry, we will see rain returning.” 

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Unfortunately, those showers are expected to linger through midweek, she said.

As for traffic, drivers could run into some downtown delays as the Atlanta Hawks host Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets at State Farm Arena.


Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m. 

» For a detailed forecast, visit  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page .

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