Most weekend rain will be overnight on Saturday

The state high school football championships move indoors to the Georgia Dome this weekend, and for Saturday night's game, that's probably a good thing, as forecasters are predicting a 90 percent chance of rain.

Partly sunny skies are forecast during the day on Saturday, when highs will be in the mid-50s. As the rain moves in Saturday night, temperatures should drop to just above the freezing mark.

Sunday will begin with an 80 percent chance of rain before 7 a.m., then be windy and cold the remainder of the day, with afternoon highs struggling to reach the upper 30s before plummeting Sunday night to around 20 degrees.

Two high school games will be played on Friday at the Dome, the first kicking off at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, three games are scheduled, beginning at 1, 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Other events  that could cause some traffic congestion downtown include a Friday night Thrashers game and a Saturday night Hawks game, both at Philips Arena.

Of course, with only two shopping weekends left before Christmas, traffic is bound to be heavy around area malls.

The state Department of Transportation is not reporting any major interstate construction projects planned for this weekend.