WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: ‘It’s going to be another hot one’

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Another hot, mainly dry day in store for Wednesday

North Georgia will continue to ride its heat wave Wednesday with yet another afternoon in the 90s.

“You know the drill: It’s going to be another hot one,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. “We’ll have a few clouds mixing in with the sunshine. It’s going to be a mainly dry day today.”

Atlanta’s projected high Wednesday is 90 degrees, five degrees below the record high set in 2019. Temperatures are typically in the low 80s this time of year, but Deon said North Georgia won’t see those numbers again until the weekend.

“We’ll feel the heat,” she said. “No relief from any rain, and even as we head into the evening hours, temperatures will be in the upper 70s, lower to mid-80s around 7 p.m.”

Wednesday should be the last day for 90-degree heat, however. Thursday and Friday both have projected highs of 89 degrees, according to Channel 2.

Along with the summertime feel Wednesday, North Georgia is being treated to a super moon and a lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse became visible in the sky about 5:44 a.m. and peaked at 6:34 a.m., just before sunrise, Deon said.

“As it does the color is going to change and we will see a partial eclipse that will be for possible viewing here in North Georgia,” she said. “Even if you don’t catch the eclipse, the moon is nice and bright and it looks beautiful.”

A super moon is visible Wednesday in the night sky above Midtown Atlanta.

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Deon said a cold front will arrive on Friday and bring scattered rain showers. Behind the front, North Georgia will turn drier and cooler for the weekend, she said.

“Humidity will be going up on Friday,” Deon said. “That’s when we are going to see our next best opportunity for a few scattered rain showers. And as we cool down for the weekend behind a passing front, it’s going to feel more comfortable as we get some drier air to move back in here.”

Until then, North Georgia will just have to bear the heat.

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Volume is building on metro Atlanta interstates as the Wednesday morning drive gets underway, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Multiple crashes have been reported early Wednesday morning, but none have caused major delays. There remains a slow zone between I-75 and I-285 on the Southside, the Traffic Center reported.

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