Wednesday: High: 73
Wednesday night: Low: 52
Thursday: High: 71
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There are a litany of things delaying traffic in metro Atlanta during the evening commute, but wrecks keep piling up and slowing cars down, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
The left lane of Ga. 400 North is closed at Holcomb Bridge Road after all lanes were briefly blocked, according to the Traffic Center.
#TRAVELADVISORY Roswell: they just blocked and reopened right lanes GA-400/nb at Holc Br (exit 7), left lanes still blocked to pick up cones. Jammed Glenridge. Use Hwy 9. #ATLtraffic https://t.co/wuaZctebme pic.twitter.com/9aNvpWwpNN— Fireball Turnbull (@DougTurnbull) October 17, 2018
In Clayton County, a wreck is blocking the right lane of I-75 South at Ga. 19, causing delays back to I-285, the Traffic Center reported.
Clayton Co: Crash...I-75/sb at Hwy 19/41 (Exit 235). Right lane blocked. Delays before I-285. #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/rmN0CmYLi0— AJC WSB Traffic (@ajcwsbtraffic) October 17, 2018
The biggest traffic issue was an apartment fire in DeKalb County, where smoke blocked part of Buford Highway between Corporate Boulevard and North Cliff Valley Way, Brookhaven police said. All lanes reopened by 6:30 p.m.
RELATED: Fire breaks out at apartment complex on Buford Highway, blocks road
Brookhaven Alert: Dekalb Fire has given the all clear, all lanes on Buford Hwy are now open.— Brookhaven Police (@BrookhavenGA_PD) October 17, 2018
There are also a few construction crews on metro roads, taking advantage of the dry conditions.
In Buckhead, roadwork is blocking one northbound lane at Peachtree and Pharr roads, the Traffic Center reported.
Fulton Co.; Construction: Peachtree Rd./nb at Pharr Rd.; blocks the right lane; delays; https://t.co/MhPvicYKPN; #ATLTraffic pic.twitter.com/LuOrSWtJwH— AJC WSB Traffic (@ajcwsbtraffic) October 17, 2018
Sunshine broke through the clouds this afternoon, according to Channel 2 Action News. Cooler air is settling in on the other side of a cold front, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Atlanta started the day 6 degrees cooler than Tuesday.
“We’ve got this cold front that’s coming through North Georgia,” he said. “It’s spilling clouds and showers in our direction. Lots of Pacific moisture riding up and over this front ... this moisture is giving us some showers here in North Georgia this morning.”
Temperatures hit a high of 74 degrees, which is about average for this time of year.
Even colder air is expected overnight Wednesday, making for a chilly Thursday morning with expected lows in the 40s and low 50s. By then, North Georgia should be free of rain for a few days before another cold front brings more widespread showers Saturday morning, Monahan said.
“Find that jacket now,” he said. “... Summertime? It’s gone.”
Temperatures are a little cooler this morning, but we've still got rain across north Georgia. By tomorrow morning -- it will be even cooler AND dry!— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) October 17, 2018
I'm tracking lows coming that will be in the 40s! Live now on Channel 2. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/Iwzj760hCe
The coldest air of the season is coming Sunday morning on the other side of the second front, Monahan said.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Not too early to look ahead at the weekend! We've got another cold front coming thorugh early in the weekend with scattered showers & isolated storms early Saturday.— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) October 17, 2018
Behind it -- it's going to get breezy and chilly on Sunday! pic.twitter.com/W2tZmGPOCM
Temperatures should dip into the mid-40s.
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