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WEEKEND WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Warm temps, congestion for Cinco de Mayo

ATLANTA WEEKEND FORECAST

Saturday: High 82, low 63, 20 percent chance of rain

Sunday: High 80, low 62, 10 percent chance of rain

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

Warm temperatures, mostly clear skies and a few traffic issues should rule again Saturday as crowds continue heading for the Shaky Knees Music Festival, the second game of the Braves’ weekend series and other events around the busy Atlanta area on Cinco de Mayo.

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People started swarming Central Park on Friday morning for the three-day music festival. Gates open again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the festivities don’t end until 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday, so expect more congestion in the Old Fourth Ward area.

The first-place Braves are also in action with home games both days against the San Francisco Giants at SunTrust Park. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 p.m. Sunday. Limited parking could complicate matters at the Cobb County ballpark. Fans are urged to prepay for the remaining spots or take a ride share. 

And since Cinco de Mayo falls this year on the same date as the Kentucky Derby, watch out for congestion around restaurants and bars.

Also, graduation ceremonies at Georgia Tech continue Saturday, so be careful if you are driving near the campus. And don’t forget VeloCity Atlanta, a cycling fundraiser that starts at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

More sunshine and warm temperatures are expected Saturday, according to meteorologist Brad Nitz of Channel 2 Action News. The forecast high is 82 degrees. It’s currently 69 degrees.

However, some isolated showers could move into the area about 4 p.m. But there may not be much disruption. Nitz puts the chance of rain Saturday at 20 percent.

As for Sunday, the expected high is 80 degrees and rain chances are slim.

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