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WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Showers drench evening commute

ATLANTA FORECAST

Monday: High: 85

Monday night: Low: 72

Tuesday: High: 86

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Storms soaking metro Atlanta aren’t expected to end until 11 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Following a largely muggy day, heavy rains have developed in Decatur, Douglasville and parts of Cobb and Gwinnett counties, the news station reported. 

“We’re going to continue to be muggy through the evening,” as showers taper off Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said. 

Traffic won’t do much to quell the rainy commute. 

A crash on Ga. 400 northbound in Sandy Springs has one left lane blocked, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. On I-85, crews have moved a crash near Pleasantdale Road off to the right, but delays still remain in the area. 

 

Evening commuters can expect delays on the Ashford Dunwoody Road entrance ramp to I-285 West about 9 p.m. as the Georgia Department of Transportation works on the Transform 285/400 project. 

Despite showers, Atlanta reached a high of 83 degrees.

A cold front moving in from Alabama should reach Georgia on Tuesday, bringing the potential for strong to severe storms. 

 

Tuesday’s storms could be more severe with damaging winds, hail and and heavy rain, according to Channel 2. 

Atlanta won’t see any rain relief until Wednesday, when dry air moves in behind the cold front, according to Channel 2. 

North Georgia has seen more than 7 inches of rain in August, which is 5 inches above normal, according to Channel 2. For the year, we’re about a foot above average.

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