WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Road issues lighten; temps ready to drop near freezing overnight

ATLANTA FORECAST

Monday: High: 49

Monday night: Low: 38

Tuesday: High: 50

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After issues that stifled drivers in Gwinnett and Fulton counties, traffic is smoothing out Monday afternoon as the evening commute hits full swing, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

In Buckhead, movie filming blocked a southbound lane on Peachtree Road at Stratford Road.

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Atlanta warmed into the mid-40s after a foggy morning, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. The sun rarely got a chance to peek through the clouds, so the temperature is expected to drop quickly tonight to near-freezing.

As a result, the city of Atlanta will open an emergency warming center at 9 p.m. at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3404 Delmar Lane in preparation for the frigid temperatures expected overnight. The expected low is 33 degrees.

Thankfully, temperatures are set to warm up as the week goes on, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. No rain is expected Tuesday or Wednesday, and highs should be in the 50s both days.

 

The sunny days won’t be back for long, though, since rain returns to the forecast Thursday. 

“The next chance of showers comes Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, but it'll be less than a quarter of an inch ... so not much rain,” Nitz said.

 

More widespread rain and chilly temperatures should move into North Georgia next week, starting on Sunday, according to Nitz.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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