SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Drizzle expected before late-night storms move in


Saturday: High: 58

Saturday night: Low: 53

Sunday: High: 64

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The clouds won’t part much as an overcast sky and drizzle are expected to linger over Atlanta for much of Saturday.

While the rain won’t be heavy, it’s best to bring along an umbrella just in case, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

Saturday’s high is 58 degrees and the low is expected to be five degrees cooler.

The light rain should move out by noon, but North Georgia won’t stay dry for long.

The state’s northwestern counties, which have been hammered by rainfall over the last week, could see additional flooding today as up to an inch of rain is expected, Deon said.

There’s a risk of severe overnight storms in the region that could include heavy rain, strong winds and possibly an isolated tornado.

MORE: More than 3 dozen roads closed as Floyd County flooding continues

“It’s across far northwest Georgia where we are seeing more rain when we really don’t need it,” Deon said. “That is where we have a flood watch in place, and there are a number of rivers and creeks that are running full, so additional rainfall only adds to the flooding concerns.”

There are several outdoor activities planned for today that shouldn't be heavily affected by the weather. The main attraction downtown will be the annual Black History Month Parade from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., which will close several streets. The full parade route can be found here.

MORE: 11 ways to celebrate Black History Month in Atlanta


The Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway will also affect traffic on I-75, as thousands head to the track this weekend for Sunday’s big race.


After a week of rain, the wet weather is expected to finally move out by Sunday, which should be a good day for outdoor activities, Deon said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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