Severe Weather Team 2's Brad Nitz reports.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Braves game postponed due to lightning, constant rain

ATLANTA FORECAST

Thursday: High: 79

Thursday night: Low: 67

Friday: High: 80

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Rain and lightning postponed the Braves game against the Cubs tonight. Traffic may be congested near SunTrust park as unhappy fans head home.

Most of Atlanta saw light rain today, but heavier showers are hitting the city this evening. However, they are expected to let up overnight, according to Channel 2.

The high Thursday is expected to be 81 degrees, which is pretty standard for this time of year. But an area of low tropical pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is constantly sending muggy moisture north. It’s currently 72 degrees in Atlanta.

 

The constant winds blowing north gave the Georgia Capitol a brief scare as a National Weather Service weather balloon landed nearby Thursday, prompting officials to shut down streets.

 

Friday’s chance of rain is 70 percent and the weekend has a 60 percent chance of rain and storms.

All of the wet weather has provided allergy sufferers some relief.

Pollen fell from a moderate 41 particles per cubic meter of air Wednesday to a low 14 Thursday, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma.

 

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