It's supposed to be a wet weekend, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Wave of storms begins to enter Atlanta

ATLANTA FORECAST 

Saturday: High: 86

Saturday night: Low: 72

Sunday: High: 86

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A mostly cloudy sky blankets metro Atlanta this afternoon, and waves of storms are entering metro Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“There’s lots of moisture for showers and storms, and certainly a lot of clouds,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. “From those clouds, we’re going to see showers and storms.”

The chance of rain today is 70 percent and Sunday’s is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms should be scattered throughout both afternoons.

As the day progresses and the temperature nears the predicted high of 86 degrees — which would normally be a welcome break from the summer heat — the chance of rain will increase. Several waves of showers are expected, so keep your umbrella within hand’s reach.

 

That could spell a wet day at SunTrust Park for Braves fans attending the home game against the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m.

And while the weather won’t disrupt the five-game high school lineup for the annual Corky Kell Classic at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it will bring more traffic downtown starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through the late game at 8:45 p.m. 

The games: Kell vs. East Coweta, 9 a.m.;  Mill Creek vs. Walton, 11:45 a.m.; McEachern vs. Colquitt County, 2:45 p.m.; Brookwood vs. North Gwinnett, 5:45 p.m.; and Norcross vs. Mays, 8:45 p.m.

Despite the threat of poor weather conditions, the Georgia Department of Transportation is performing roadwork in a few areas today. The most prominent construction project is in DeKalb County on I-285 where the interstate is reduced to only two lanes near Northlake Parkway, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

 

The rain is expected to stick around through Tuesday, and the chances won’t below 60 percent until Wednesday, according to Channel 2. A drier weather pattern will move in, so Atlanta should get a chance to dry out then.

» For a closer look at the weekend outlook and things to do in your area:  AtlantaCobbDeKalbGwinnett | North Fulton

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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