Atlanta weather | More storms on the way for Monday

The drenching and severe weather that hit metro Atlanta over the weekend is expected to continue into Monday — the first day of school for students in Fulton and DeKalb counties.

There’s a 40-percent chance of showers and storms on Monday, according to Channel 2 meteorologist Jennifer Lopez. On Monday morning, expect a “a few clouds here and there and maybe even some of that patchy fog, but then it burns off and we’re back to some sunshine with scattered showers,” Lopez said. On Monday afternoon, “we’re all up in the middle 80s, still finding the shower and thunderstorms out there, with a 60 percent chance of more to develop. Lows will be around 72 and the high should be about 87 degrees.

Tuesday will again bring a 40 percent chance of showers and storms and a high of around 88.

On Sunday, metro Atlanta experienced downpours throughout the day, and authorities said lightning caused at least three early morning house fires in Gwinnett County, according to Channel 2. Two of those homes received significant damage, according to Channel 2.

Saturday night storms knocked out powers to portions of metro Atlanta.

Road work rundown: This weekend's two major projects are on I-20 in Rockdale and Newton counties and on I-285 in Cobb County. The two right lanes of I-20 eastbound will be shut down for a 3-mile stretch between Conyers and Covington, through 5 a.m. Monday.

For updated traffic reports, check in with the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.