Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Glenn Burns has your forecast

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Downtown Connector clogged; temperatures peak in upper 50s

A dreary day of overcast skies started out unkind on the roads, but travel has been much easier since then aside from a few hiccups.

All lanes of the northbound Downtown Connector just south of 17th Street are blocked to move a crash to the right. Delays will linger once the lanes reopen.

A crash on Paces Ferry Road near I-285 was recently cleared after clogging Cobb County traffic, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

After delays mounted, a stalled vehicle on I-285 South at Riverside Drive has been moved to the right shoulder, the Traffic Center reported.

There is a chance of rain in the forecast every day this week, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Monday’s chance was 30%, compared to chances of more widespread rain Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said temperatures will also vary as several weather systems roll through North Georgia over the next few days.

“This is a roller coaster weather week,” he said. “We start warm and with some showers today. We're going to finish the week chilly with some good chances of rain.”


Monahan expects more rain Tuesday. Chances jump to 60%, with showers and downpours possible throughout the day.

“It (was) very light stuff this morning,” he said. “Tomorrow, it’s going to be some heavier rain moving in.”


Temperatures were slow to rise Monday, with Atlanta peaking in the upper 50s, according to Channel 2.

Northeast Georgia was even colder. Monahan said areas from Blairsville to Gainesville were stuck in a cool wedge and did not get out of the 40s and 50s.


“This is the first big weather change happening this week,” Monahan said. “This is going to spread some more widespread rain across North Georgia for tomorrow morning, especially for Atlanta to the north.”

On the other side the front, temperatures turn chilly Wednesday with highs in the mid-50s, according to the latest forecast. 

Wednesday also carries a 60% chance of rain, and after a dip in the shower activity Thursday, rain is 80% likely Friday. Monahan said even colder air to the north will do battle with the warm air to the south and could cause precipitation problems by the end of the week.

“As these two jet streams get together, those are times it could be a little tricky for us,” he said.

By the weekend, North Georgia should get a chance to dry out.

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