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WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Afternoon rain ends weekend dry spell

ATLANTA FORECAST 

Sunday: High: 87

Sunday night: Low: 73

Monday: High: 88

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Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns put it this way: This weekend’s weather should be mostly good. Or, at least, the first half of it will.

Saturday held up its end of the bargain, remaining mostly dry and sunny in North Georgia. 

However, rain dampened things Sunday afternoon.

“We will see rain later today,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning.

Also, Monahan said there’s potential for heavy rain and lightning “that we typically see during summertime storms.”

The chance of rain is at 60 percent Sunday and will stay the same Monday.

Sunday’s high is forecast at 87, 2 degrees below average for the date. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., the temp in Atlanta was 83 degrees.

Metro Atlanta will also have to endure more road construction projects, especially in Cobb County.

An emergency lane closure on I-75 North near Windy Hill Road in Cobb County has four lanes closed until early Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation said. Nearby, one I-75 North lane near Cumberland Boulevard will also be closed until Monday.

Ponce de Leon Avenue will also have one westbound lane closed Sunday for construction, according to GDOT.

 

Traffic near SunTrust Park should also pick up around 6 p.m.  Sunday as ’80s rock fans head to see Def Leppard and Journey headline a show.

No matter your music taste, the Chattahoochee River is not the place to relax with tunes right now. The water quality is at a high risk alert because of the past week’s rain, meaning the E. coli levels are unsafe.

 

» For a closer look at the weekend outlook and things to do in your area: 

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The five-day weather forecast for metro Atlanta shows mostly highs in the 80s. (Channel 2 Action News)

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