WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Sunny afternoon on tap after wet, windy weekend


Sunday: High: 64

Sunday night: Low: 36

Monday: High: 62

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After a week of rain, storm clouds are finally moving out of the Atlanta area, and the sun is actually visible again in Atlanta.

The metro area will dry out Sunday night as storms clear out, but the rain could return Wednesday.

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon warns you to “hang on to your hats,” as a wind advisory that includes much of North Georgia is in effect until 7 p.m. Wind gusts could reach 35 mph.


It was a little more than just windy in Coweta County though. An EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 90 mph hit the county slightly east of Moreland just after 4:30 a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed. The tornado was on the ground for three minutes, causing destruction over a 2-mile range.


Roughly eight trees came down on roadways and power lines around Gordon Road and Moore Road during a tornado warning. Downed trees knocked out power to about 130 homes in the area. One tree also appears to have landed on a home, Coweta County Fire Chief Pat Wilson told Channel 2.

Roadways have been cleared, but traffic will be affected as crews in the area work to restore power to the area.

A tree also fell on power lines on Houston Mill Road near Emory University, closing a lane and knocking out the power to all traffic lights on Clifton Road from North Decatur to Briarcliff roads, Emory police said in a tweet.

As the weekend draws to an end, temperatures will dip to a low of 36 degrees on Sunday night. But conditions should improve Monday morning, as sunshine and a high of 62 is expected to start the week.

Sunday evening, lane closures are expected in the westbound lanes of I-285 in Fulton County for bridge construction, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists trying to get on I-285 west at Ashford Dunwoody Road are advised to travel east on the Perimeter and turn around after exiting at Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

GDOT is also expected to close the entrance wrap connecting the southbound lanes of Ga. 400 to I-285 west.

Drivers traveling south on Ga. 400 are urged to turn around at the Glenridge Connector and then take the northbound lanes of Ga.400 to I-285 west at Exit 4B.

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