THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: More comfortable as drier air settles in

North Georgia is kicking out the rain just in time for the end of the week.

After a few lingering showers make their way out Thursday morning, the region will turn mostly sunny and more comfortable, according to Channel 2 Action News. Temperatures are starting to drop as drier air filters into the northwest corner of the state.

Metro Atlanta is starting the day in the 70s, but Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said it too will eventually benefit from a passing cold front.

“We leave the heat where it is, but we bring the humidity down,” he said. “That's good if you've got outdoor plans the next couple of days.”

The lower humidity is forecast to last through the weekend.

“After a really muggy, humid, tropical few days across North Georgia, we're really going to catch a break here once this last little bit of rain moves on out,” Monahan said.

By Friday morning, much of the region could be in the 60s. It may not be much of a change, but Monahan said it will feel cooler and more comfortable. Afternoon highs will stay in the mid-80s through the the start of next week, according to Channel 2.

Thursday’s projected high is 85 degrees, and 13 of the 14 daylight hours should be dry.

“I think you're going to like your Thursday afternoon for anything you've got planned outside,” Monahan said. “It looks great for you today. It’s going to be mostly sunny.”

Through the weekend, he said most of the rain will stay to the east of North Georgia.

“It's going to be a wet weekend along the coast, but for us just a few clouds into the weekend,” Monahan said. “It should stay mainly dry.”

After a few earlier incidents on the Downtown Connector, traffic is again flowing smoothly through metro Atlanta, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

There are no major incidents to slow down the Thursday morning drive on I-285, despite building volume. Even the ride in from the northern suburbs on I-85 is quiet, the Traffic Center reported.

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