WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Showers dissipate as Ga. 400 drivers endure lengthy delays

A light wave of showers moved across North Georgia and have since disappeared, but traffic woes on the Northside continue.

Two northbound lanes of Ga. 400 are blocked by a crash near Haynes Bridge Road, while a left lane is blocked in the other direction nearby by another wreck, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

The Downtown Connector is also recovering after all southbound lanes near University Avenue were briefly blocked to clear a crash, according to the Traffic Center.

Otherwise, delays are slowly going away across metro Atlanta as Wednesday’s evening commute comes to a close.

North Georgia started the day chilly with lots of temperatures in the 40s. After bottoming out at 52 degrees, Atlanta hit 70 degrees just before noon. The city is currently at 74.


The sky is mostly clear, but that wasn’t the case all day. A system to the north and west of the state swung some clouds over North Georgia, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.


While there is a low chance of some showers in the forecast for the next few days, he does not expect much rainfall.

“A couple of spotty locations could see a shower or two between now and Thursday, but for most of us it is going to be dry,” he said. “Plan on just some more clouds.”


It could feel drastically different outside by the end of the week, however. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-80s by Friday afternoon, and Atlanta could see numbers closing in on 90 degrees for the weekend, according to Channel 2. 


As the temperatures increase, so will the humidity, Monahan said. He said North Georgia likely won’t see its first 90-degree day until next week. 


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