MONDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Summertime showers predicted to close the month

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The month of August might be coming to an end, but the pattern of summertime showers certainly isn’t. Metro Atlanta will see more pop-up storms on Monday, according to the latest forecast.

“As early as noon today, we’ll start to pick up some isolated showers,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

As far as temperatures are concerned, the morning is off to a comfortable start with most areas in the mid-70s. The 93% humidity is already giving hints to how muggy the day will be once temperatures increase.

Most areas are starting the day with dry conditions, according to Nitz.

“The exception is in northeast Georgia, where Rabun and Clayton are picking up a few showers,” he said.

However, other parts of the state will soon follow suit. Temperatures will enter the low 80s by lunchtime and will steadily tick up toward the high of 86 throughout the afternoon. About the same time, pop-up showers will move into the metro.

Monday won’t be a total washout, according to Nitz. Unlike Sunday afternoon, the storms are expected to arrive and pass by relatively quickly until about midnight.

“The chance that you get some rain at some point today,” Nitz said, “I’m going to put that at 70%.”

We’ll see a shift away from the wet weather by the middle of the week, Nitz said. Drier air will move in from the west and give us a break from the rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

It’ll also be hotter. After days of temperatures in the mid- and upper 80s, the second half of the workweek will see temperatures in the low 90s.

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The morning drive on Monday is relatively easy, with only a few hangups on major interstates, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

A crash in Atlanta has two right lanes of I-75 southbound blocked at Moores Mill Road, the Traffic Center reported. Drivers should use use Northside Drive as an alternate route into Midtown.

Police in Marietta are responding to a “serious crash” northbound on Cobb Parkway at Gresham Road, the Traffic Center reported. The incident is causing lane closures in the area. Drivers should use I-75 northbound as an alternate route.

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