The rain will thin just in time for your Saturday and Sunday plans

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Rain begins to thin out as evening commute remains messy

Roads have been slick pretty much all day Friday, and the evening commute has been no different.

If there’s any silver lining, the rain is beginning to lighten and thin out, so there are dry skies over part of metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News.

There are still lots of slow spots on the interstates, though, including I-85 South in Fulton County, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. Two right lanes were previously blocked near Ga. 138 by a crash, leaving heavy delays in its wake.

In Sandy Springs, a stalled tractor-trailer is affecting travel on the outer loop past Roswell Road, according to the Traffic Center.

Another stalled tractor-trailer in Gwinnett County is having similar effects. A right lane of I-85 North is blocked at Ga. 317, the Traffic Center reported.

Because of the wet conditions, drivers are advised to give themselves plenty of time to get where they’re going. The rain likely will affect high school football playoff games Friday night. 

Since Oct. 1, Atlanta has had nearly five inches of rain — more than all of July, August and September combined. Channel 2 reported 34% of Georgia is no longer in any kind of drought.


Friday’s projected high was 48 degrees, according to Channel 2. The city peaked at 46.

The good news is that conditions are expected to improve drastically just in time for the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday are expected to be sunny and warm, with temperatures nearing 60 degrees. 

“The weekend looks great across North Georgia,” Monahan said.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

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