WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Mostly cloudy skies, little rain during evening commute

ATLANTA FORECAST

Wednesday: High: 80

Wednesday night: Low: 70

Thursday: High: 81

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Bomb threats emailed nationwide to schools, businesses, media compani
  2. 2 Police investigate as threats target buildings across metro Atlanta
  3. 3 Atlanta college receives huge philanthropic gift

Despite heavy rain and flash flood warnings issued for parts of metro Atlanta earlier Wednesday, the evening commute should be mostly devoid of showers.

The heaviest rain is now northeast of the metro area and in the North Georgia mountains, Channel 2 Action News reported.

There is still a 40 percent chance of showers around 7 p.m., so the tail end of your commute could be affected.

South Cobb, northeast Douglas and southwest Fulton counties were under the flood warning until 3:30 p.m. It stopped raining in those areas earlier in the afternoon, Channel 2 reported.

The rain and subsequent flooding played havoc on metro roads during the morning commute. 

 

The current temperature in Atlanta is 76 degrees.

Dunwoody police reported that all lanes were blocked earlier on Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Chateau Drive due to a downed tree. Several lights in the area were out.

All lanes were blocked on Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Chateau Drive because of a downed tree. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Channel 2 reported that multiple Georgia Power crews are at the scene removing the tree and fixing the power lines.

The second game of the Braves’ home series against the Chicago Cubs should be mostly dry with only light, scattered showers. So the roads around that area in Cobb County may get crowded as fans head toward SunTrust Park at 7:35 p.m.

 

Atlanta won’t stay dry for long, though. There is an 80 percent chance of rain Thursday, a 70 percent chance Friday and a 60 percent chance Saturday and Sunday.

Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said rain is in the forecast every day for the rest of the month.

“This tropical air isn’t going anywhere,” Burns said. “This very soupy, tropical air will continue.”

Rain is helping keep pollen levels down.

Pollen fell from a high 108 particles per cubic meter of air Tuesday to a moderate 41 Wednesday, according to Channel 2.

 

Pollen counts have not been anywhere near this year’s season high of 5,354 particles per cubic meter of air for a month.

Trip Wilhoit walks under the unfinished canopy at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's North Terminal on Wednesday morning. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.

» Download The Atlanta Journal-Constitution app for weather alerts on-the-go

More from AJC