Rain could put damper on weekend

The same weather system that brought the threat of  showers to metro Atlanta last weekend could bring more rain to the area this weekend.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service said the remnants of a tropical depression that moved north out of the Gulf of Mexico well over a week ago are "still in the picture" for the upcoming weekend.

The remnants of the depression were expected to drift eastward out of Alabama into north Georgia on Friday, bringing the best chance of weekend rain to areas along the I-20 corridor.

At 1 p.m. Friday, a line of showers stretched from Marietta to Anniston, Ala.

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said the chance of rain in metro Atlanta is 40 percent on Saturday and 30 percent on Sunday, with weekend highs around 90 degrees and lows in the mid-70s.

If the weather cooperates, the ongoing weekend repaving project along I-20 east of Atlanta could cause big delays in DeKalb County.

Weather permitting, crews will be shutting down the two left lanes of I-20 eastbound from Columbia Drive to one mile east of Wesley Chapel Road, beginning late Friday night and continuing through early Monday morning.

In Sandy Springs, the two left lanes of Ga. 400 northbound near Hammond Drive will be closed for construction between 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

There are no major events that would affect traffic this weekend. The Braves are in Chicago, the Gwinnett Braves are in Charlotte and the Falcons played Thursday night. The Atlanta Dream plays Washington at 3 p.m. Sunday at Philips Arena.