UPDATE [9:22 p.m.]: A flash flood warning has been issued for Fulton County and the City of Atlanta until 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: Monday afternoon’s wave of showers and storms has missed Atlanta, instead hitting the Southside counties, according to Channel 2 Action News.
That doesn’t mean the evening commute is a breeze, though.
DeKalb County drivers are dealing with delays on I-85 South before the Perimeter, where a right lane is blocked by a crash, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
In Sandy Springs, a crash blocks the left lane of Ga. 400 North past the North Springs MARTA station, according to the Traffic Center.
Further south, a crash on I-85 North at Ga. 154 has left only a right lane open in Coweta County, creating heavy delays, the Traffic Center reported.
Since Atlanta stayed dry Monday afternoon, the city has warmed up considerably, according to Channel 2. The temperature shot up to 90 degrees, which is two degrees warmer than the expected high.
That wasn’t the case Monday morning.
Gwinnett County and DeKalb County students started their school year a little soggy as weak showers fell across the Northside and along I-85.
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Butts and Spalding counties also headed back to school Monday, joining the thousands more in metro Atlanta already back in class.
A front has been stalled over North Georgia for much of the past week, fueling daily showers and storms.
“It kept us wet at times over the last few days and it’s going to keep us wet today,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. “Rain chance is up at 40% ... a little shift east in those rain chances today, so west will be drier.”
That shift is a sign of big changes in the rain pattern to come, he said.
While North Georgia will stay muggy and humid Monday, Monahan said drier weather is moving in for the middle of the week. Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be mainly dry before storm chances come up Thursday and headed into the weekend.
After Monday, the rain chance is only about 10% to 20%, according to the latest forecast.
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