Showers are falling across North Georgia on Tuesday morning, adding to rainfall totals from Monday’s round of wet weather.
It is wet to start the day in the northeast corner of the state, on the Eastside of metro Atlanta and also on the Southside. Most will not have to wait long for an improvement to the weather, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan.
“We're going to get some more sunshine in the forecast today,” Monahan said. “It starts a little wet. It’s not going to stay that way all day long.”
Those looking for a break from Monday afternoon’s storms will get it Tuesday, he said. Once the showers move on by, sunshine will return for the afternoon.
Nine of the 14 daylight hours Tuesday should be dry and fairly quiet, according to Channel 2.
“Controlling our weather, really for most of the week, is going to be this big area of low pressure to our northeast,” Monahan said. “It’s going to spin a few showers our way this afternoon, but not as many as yesterday.”
Some isolated showers are possible in northwest Georgia through the second half of the day, he said.
Temperatures also have further to climb Tuesday. Most of North Georgia is headed for projected highs in the upper 70s to about 80 degrees.
Another round of rain will develop late Tuesday night, Monahan said.
“Tomorrow morning, it should be another wet start to the day,” he said. “I think that rain is going to be a little more widespread and a little heavier.”
The Eastside should see the most shower activity Wednesday morning, according to Channel 2. The steadier rain is expected to move away quickly, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for much of Wednesday afternoon.
“Wednesday will be a little wetter than what we'll see today,” Monahan said. “Rainfall amounts are going to be on the heavier side through northeast Georgia all the way down into the northeast side of the metro.”
A half-inch to an inch of accumulation is possible there through Wednesday night, he said. Overall, he said the Southside will stay drier.
A chance of scattered storms remains in the forecast each day through the end of the week and into the start of the Memorial Day weekend, according to Channel 2.
There have already been a number of traffic issues on the wet pavement Tuesday morning, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Several crashes have been reported, despite overall lighter-than-normal volume on metro Atlanta interstates.
“I think people get a false sense of security,” traffic reporter Mark Arum said. “It’s still lighter than it was pre-COVID-19, but it’s wet out there. People go fast.”
An injury crash on Mountain Industrial Boulevard is slowing down drivers in DeKalb County, according to the Traffic Center. Authorities are blocking multiple lanes at the entrance to U.S. 78 West.
DeKalb County police are also working the scene of another crash on I-285 West. A tractor-trailer went off the interstate and down an embankment on the westbound ramp to I-675, the Traffic Center reported.
One lane is blocked, but Arum said it is in the opposite direction of the typical morning rush.
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