Lightning struck a DeKalb County apartment building and displaced 17 people Tues., Feb. 16, 2016. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Atlanta weather | Evening showers on the way, then clear and warm

Metro Atlanta is in for more showers Tuesday evening, following a storm that drenched the metro area overnight and led to lightning damage to a DeKalb County apartment, according to Channel 2 Action News.

When lightning sparked flames at Avalon apartments on Montreal Road in Clarkston, it displaced 17 residents and destroyed two units, according to the American Red Cross of Georgia, who helped the families access lodging, food and other necessities.

Other units sustained water damage on Montreal Road in Clarkston, the Red Cross said.

The fire was one of few incidents of lasting damage from overnight storms.

Scattered showers will pick up again between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday in parts of metro Atlanta and continue through 9 p.m., meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

“Then as we head toward midnight, most, if not all, of the rain moves to the east, and we’ll see some clouds lingering,” Nitz said. “And then overnight and into tomorrow morning, [expect] just a mix of sun and clouds.”

With lots of sun on the way, temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 50s Wednesday and keep climbing.

Temperatures could reach 67 degrees by Saturday, Nitz said.

Temps were 55 degrees in Atlanta, 43 degrees in Blairsville and 53 degrees in Griffin just before 1 p.m.

Tuesday’s expected high is 57 degrees.

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