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WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Rain not in picture as weekend wraps up

ATLANTA FORECAST 

Sunday: High: 89

Sunday night: Low: 68

Monday: High: 89

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Look for clouds and sun — but no rain — Sunday afternoon

as a run of dry weather continues in metro Atlanta.

There’s no rain in the forecast, according to Channel 2 

Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan, and ditto for Monday.

“The chance of rain will be building as we move through the week,” Monahan said.

Despite the recent dry spell, Monahan said Georgia is still more than a foot of rain above average for this year. 

The low humidity makes for great outdoor working conditions for construction workers, and the Georgia Department of Transportation is trying to capitalize on the opportunity this weekend.

Peachtree Street will remain under construction Sunday with multiple lane closures expected throughout the day. So take Northside Drive as an alternate route to avoid delays, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

 

Cobb County will also have its usual lane closures on both I-285 and I-75 Sunday as part of a continued GDOT resurfacing project.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium should also attract a large crowd for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s show, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.. This will round out a two-day tour stop in Atlanta.

 

The weather will return to a more typical summertime pattern starting Tuesday, Monahan said. The rain chances creep back up to 30 percent and the temperatures should rise into the low 90s, which the increased moisture will only intensify. 

The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta. (Channel 2 Action News)

So enjoy the dry, cooler-than-normal weather outdoors while it lasts.

 

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