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WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Scattered showers ahead of Alberto landfall 

ATLANTA FORECAST

Sunday: High: 82

Sunday night: Low: 69 

Monday: High: 80

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Rain is expected (again!) Sunday in metro Atlanta as Subtropical Storm Alberto gets closer to landfall. But Sunday’s showers are expected to be hit and miss.

“Some areas, you’ll get the downpour for awhile,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning. “Other areas, you’ll stay dry.”

Sunday has a 40 percent chance of rain, and it will be the last day before the storm sends its own rain into North Georgia.

“It’ll be (Monday) morning before we see our first bands from that storm approaching us in North Georgia,” Monahan said.

Scattered rainstorms are expected across the state Sunday, with thunderstorms and widespread downpours arriving in the evening.

 

Sunday’s high is forecast at 83, right at the average for the date in metro Atlanta. By noon, the temp should be at 78.

Monday has an 80 percent chance of rain, constant winds and thunderstorms when Alberto slams into the Gulf Coast.

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Vacationers hoping for a holiday weekend at the beach might want to shelve those Memorial Day plans, since Florida can expect up to 15 inches of rain paired with strong winds and dangerous riptides.

Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said he’s afraid of the effect the storm will have on travelers in Florida and along the coast.

“I’m really afraid with all the people along the Gulf Coast,” Burns said. “It’s going to be mayhem down there. There’s going to be everybody trying to evacuate at the same time. It’s going to be a nightmare.”

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Florida, Alabama and Mississippi declared states of emergency Friday.

 

Tropical Storm warnings have also been issued for Florida, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. Louisiana has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for coastlines near New Orleans.

The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta reflects the approach of Subtropical Storm Alberto. There's an 80 percent chance of rain on Memorial Day. (Channel 2 Action News)

North Georgia could get 3 to 5 inches of rain, and the threat of so much water has prompted the Georgia Department of Transportation to halt construction projects.

The agency said via Twitter that construction-related lane closures will be suspended until 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates. There will be limited lane closures on state routes.

 

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