WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Scattered downpours in North Georgia during evening commute

ATLANTA FORECAST

Wednesday: High: 90

Wednesday night: Low: 72

Thursday: High: 88

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A few isolated downpours remain in the northern metro area, but the storms don’t seem to be affecting the evening commute much.

 

One trouble spot remains in Conyers, where a five-car wreck at a Chick-fil-A near I-20 downed power lines and took out a power pole, according to police. Power is still out at the restaurant, and a northbound lane remains closed.

MORE: Live power wires down after 5-car crash on Conyers highway

 

The evening commute is in full swing and the Perimeter, I-75 and Downtown Connector are both slow moving as usual, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

I-75 North in Cobb County, I-285 in DeKalb County and the Downtown Connector are all crowded (Photo: WSB 24-hour Traffic Center)

There is a 40 percent chance of rain through Friday before activity begins to die down Saturday, just in time for Labor Day weekend, according to Channel 2.

The return of showers and thunderstorms is due to an area of high pressure moving through the Southeast toward the Atlantic Ocean, Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

“On the western side (of the system), there’s some very, very muggy air,” Burns said. “As the high pressure continues to move east, it’ll bring that moisture our way.”

It’s currently 88 degrees.

While Sunday and Monday are expected to be mainly dry with an isolated shower in spots, it will still feel muggy.

“It will be hot in those mid- to upper 80s, about 87, 88 degrees on Labor Day,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “We’ll still be partly cloudy. Still humid, but (the) rain chance is only about 20 percent.”

Until then, North Georgia should see only about one-half inch of rain accumulation, according to Channel 2.

 

“It’s not going to be a washout for you on any given day in the next four days, but we are going to look for good chances to see them scattered about,” Minton said. 

(Channel 2 Action News)

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