WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Mainly dry night ahead of rainy week

ATLANTA FORECAST

Monday: High: 90

Monday night: Low: 71

Tuesday: High: 89

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Atlanta has largely dodged any droplets of rain Monday, but that could change later this week, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Showers have mostly been in North Georgia, with a few expected west of Atlanta, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. 

Humidity is back, and it’s setting the stage for the return of summertime showers and storms.

“Dew points are back up into the 70s across much of North Georgia,” Monahan said. “That means the mugginess is back.”

 

An area of high pressure that helped keep North Georgia dry over the past few days is weakening, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. As it does, humidity and rain chances will ramp up. 

Atlanta should enjoy temperatures in the 80s and high 70s through 11 p.m., Channel 2 reported. Temps reached a high of 91 — 4 degrees above the average for this time of year. 

The chance of rain will creep into the 30 to 40 percent range by midweek, Minton said.

The best chance for rain is over the weekend, according to the latest forecast from Channel 2. Both Saturday and Sunday have a 40 percent chance of a scattered shower developing in the afternoon.

“Not a washout, though,” Minton said. “You’ll still have plenty of outdoor time without rain, but you may have to dodge one or two (showers) here or there.”

 
(Channel 2 Action News)

As for what commuters can expect this week, Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will begin resurfacing on the westbound lanes of the Ga. 14 connector between I-285 and U.S. 29 in Fulton County.

Overnight work wrapped up at 5 a.m. Monday on the exit and entrance ramps from I-285 to the connector and the left lane on the westbound connector. The ramp closures will be temporary for patchwork before resurfacing. Work will continue nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

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