Saturday: High: 59
Saturday night: Low: 50
Sunday: High: 59
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Sunday afternoon showers are expected to set the tone for a soggy week across North Georgia.
Sunday’s forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain with a high near 60 degrees and a low of 50, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon.
After a morning of scattered showers, rain in North Georgia is expected to become heavier and more concentrated after 5 p.m., Deon said.
Between a half an inch and an inch-and-a-half of rain could fall by Sunday night.
Visibility was low Sunday afternoon, especially in Atlanta.
“We have a cold front that’s draped across the area,” Deon said Saturday, “so that’s what’s going to keep that chance of rain in the forecast as we head through the remainder of the weekend.”
Parts of the state could see 7 to 10 inches of rain by the end of the week.
To get ahead of the showers, the Georgia Department of Transportation front-loaded some construction efforts, but a few still carried over into Sunday, including lane closures on Northside Drive and Peachtree Street.
State Farm Arena is hosting Marvel Universe Live! Sunday afternoon and evening, which could cause some delays downtown.
Drivers should also be aware of planned lane closures on Peachtree Road that are scheduled to start Monday and go until November. In the stretch of Peachtree just north of I-85, the Georgia Department of Transportation is set to intermittently close down lanes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The closures should cause backups on the busy street as crews work to move utility poles further away from the road.
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