WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Southside delays clear up, but wrecks pop up in DeKalb 


Wednesday: High: 54

Wednesday night: Low: 30

Thursday: High: 54

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The worst traffic issues are from the Southside to DeKalb County as the evening commute hits full swing.

An earlier tractor-trailer crash that stifled I-85 South near Ga. 138 in Union City has been cleared and traffic has mostly recovered, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

In DeKalb, a right lane of the Perimeter’s Outer Loop near Glenwood Road is blocked by a crash, which is causing delays on I-20 as well, the Traffic Center reported. 

Another wreck has an Outer Loop right lane blocked before Moreland Avenue, and delays stretch back to I-75, the Traffic Center reported.

Few travelers have had a rougher day than MARTA riders trying to get to or from the Airport station. Trains are still not running between the College Park and Airport stations due to an out-of-service train that got stuck on the tracks Tuesday night. Shuttles are taking passengers between those two stations.

MORE: Crane won’t come until Thursday to lift derailed MARTA train at airport

Widespread sunshine should warm things up to 54 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. It’s now 53 in Atlanta. 

Enjoy the blue skies, though, because they might not last long.

There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Thursday, though highs are forecast to stay in the 50s. Friday and Saturday should be even warmer, with highs projected to reach the 60s.

“Nice mild end to the work week and first half of the weekend,” Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said. 

A strong cold front is expected to move across North Georgia with rain and a chance of storms Saturday night ahead of a major drop in temperatures Sunday into Monday.

“Teens and 20s on the way for Monday,” Deon said.

The dry conditions might not last long. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

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