Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan has your forecast

MONDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Soggy week on tap

Showers in the northwest Georgia mountains Monday morning are headed to metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News.

In fact, the current forecast calls for a chance of rain every day this week, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

“It’s going to be a pretty unsettled week of weather across North Georgia,” he said. “... You’re going to need the umbrella. You’re going to want to take the rain jacket — especially today as we track some widespread showers and storms across North Georgia.”


Rain chances currently stand at 80% Monday, Channel 2 reported. 

“By late morning and early afternoon, another round of downpours developing,” Monahan said. “It’s not going to rain everywhere all day long.”

Metro Atlanta is expected to get half an inch of rain, and the rest of North Georgia could get over an inch, according to Channel 2. 

“You’ll get some rain, take a break, more rain, take a break” Monahan said. “It’s going to be kind of off and on stuff as we go through the day,”

The day will also be muggy, with a predicted high temperature of 78 degrees and 97% humidity. 


 

The wet trend won’t end anytime soon. Isolated storms and showers will likely pop up through the Memorial Day weekend.

However, the odds of severe weather are not high, Monahan said. 

“A couple of those storms by (Monday) afternoon could be on the strong side,” he said. “We’re on a Level 1 of 5, our lowest level of severe weather risk, later on this afternoon. But we could have an isolated, strong storm today.”

A different storm system off the east coast is dropping rain on North and South Carolina, according to Channel 2. The official start of hurricane season is still two weeks away, but Tropical Storm Arthur is the first named storm of the season.


 

Arthur is bringing 45 mph winds near South Carolina, Monahan said. The weak storm is expected to stay off the coast and then turn out to the sea, he said. 

Since Monday will be a washout, Georgia drivers should be wary of wet pavement, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

There are no major delays on metro Atlanta interstates Monday morning, WSB traffic reported Mark Arum said. 

The Traffic Center is expecting things to stay that way and predicts a lighter traffic volume than normal. There have been significantly fewer drivers on the roads since the coronavirus shut down Georgia.

Since the state reopened May 1, volume has only increased by about 10%, according to the Traffic Center. Congestion has not yet returned to Atlanta’s interstate system. 

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter. 

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