Here's Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns with a look at your Tuesday evening forecast.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Delays build during evening commute after mild, sunny day in Atlanta

A fairly mild day on the roads Tuesday afternoon has slowed down during the evening commute, but the worst delays are outside the Perimeter.

I-985 South was shut down for about 30 minutes after a crash near Ga. 20, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. All lanes have since reopened, but delays are extensive in the area.

There are a few wrecks on and within the Perimeter, but most are blocking one lane or a shoulder, according to the Traffic Center. One of those incidents is on I-285 North in DeKalb County, where a right lane is blocked near Chamblee Tucker Road.

Atlanta hit 62 degrees Tuesday under mostly sunny skies, passing the projected high of 61. That’s slightly lower than Monday’s high of 64, but it’s still about average for this time of year.

The weather is significantly cooler this month compared to October, which recorded a few 100-degree days at the beginning of the month. 

Highs should be near 70 degrees the rest of the work week, according to Channel 2 Action News. It will also stay pretty dry. 


“But Friday evening we've got a cold front coming in, and this is going to spread some showers our way Friday night into Saturday morning,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

Saturday morning will be wet before the rain gradually starts to shut down, he said. Any remaining showers should be tapering off into the afternoon, but Monahan said a lot of clouds will be left behind.

“Saturday will not be a complete washout,” he said. “Sunday, by far, will be your better day, although a little bit cooler for the second half of the weekend.”

The projected high Sunday afternoon is just 56 degrees. 

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