Rain is picking back up at midday Tuesday, and more is still on the way, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Moderate to heavy showers are falling on the Southside, but most of the precipitation across metro Atlanta is light. More rain just over the border in Alabama is pushing its way into the state, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said.
“We are going to see some breaks from time to time, but there is more rain to come,” she said. “Don’t let your guard down, and make sure to keep the rain gear around. We are going to keep that rain chance high through the middle of the week.”
Lightning was reported in Putnam County just before noon. More thunder and lightning are possible, as well as the chance for some stronger wind gusts up to 40 mph, according to Channel 2.
“It’s been so wet, the soil, the ground is so saturated, it will not take much to bring down some trees,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.
Deon said the rain should be tapering off for the late evening drive.
“We'll still have some rain around, but if definitely won’t be as widespread,” she said. “Really, in the days to come, that rain chance will be going down.”
With all the rain in the forecast Tuesday, added to the nearly 2 inches that fell Monday, all of metro Atlanta remains under a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning.
Another 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is 80% likely Tuesday, 60% likely Wednesday and 40% likely Thursday.
“We'll see some improvements gradually, but for now count on more rain,” Deon said.
Temperatures are also elevated. Monahan said metro Atlanta will again feel like spring Tuesday with a projected high of 70 degrees. Wednesday could be even warmer with a high of 72, according to the latest forecast.
“I’m tracking some cooler weather by the weekend,” he said. “We'll be in the 50s Saturday and Sunday.”
The weekend will bring another wet weather system, he said.
After a 60% chance of showers Saturday, Monahan said Sunday will be the best weekend day with a partly cloudy sky.
With the wet pavement, authorities have responded to a steady stream of accidents on metro Atlanta interstates Tuesday.
Volume is light at noon, but several crashes are still working, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. There are no major delays heading into the afternoon.
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