WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic troubles continue during evening commute

ATLANTA FORECAST

Thursday: High: 64

Thursday night: Low: 54

Friday: High: 60

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Thursday’s traffic woes are continuing into the evening commute, with many interstates moving slowly, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

I-85 South in DeKalb County is especially slow since four right lanes are blocked by a crash near Cheshire Bridge Road, the Traffic Center reported.

In Fulton County, a far right and far left lane of I-20 East is blocked near I-285 because of crashes, the Traffic Center reported.

Nearby, a broken-down crane is in the far right lane of I-20 East near Ga. 138, which isn’t helping the interstate, according to the Traffic Center.

Areas of moderate to heavy rain have been moving through North Georgia, and another cold front on the way should drop temperatures even further, but not before another round of rain Friday.

“We've got a stationary front down to the south of us, an area of low pressure developing there,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. “We also have another front on the way that is going to usher in more rain for us (Friday) and then finally clear us out.”

 

Rain chances jump to 80 percent Friday, according to the latest forecast from Channel 2. While Middle Georgia may see some storms Friday, Minton said North Georgia is looking at just rain. 

“And sometimes it could get a little heavy,” she said.

By the weekend, cool air arrives and temperatures will dip into the 30s, according to Channel 2. Saturday and Sunday should be rain-free with lots of sunshine.

The average low temperature for this time of year is 47 degrees, Minton said.

“Even colder air is on the way,” Minton said. “Get prepared. By next week, Wednesday morning, we're waking up to 29 degrees.”

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(Channel 2 Action News)

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