Dense, thick air should lead to more afternoon storms

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ATLANTA FORECAST 

Saturday: High: 88

Saturday night: Low: 73

Sunday: High: 88

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Metro Atlanta endured a few scattered downpours and showers Friday afternoon as the stationary front that’s been plaguing Middle Georgia continued to hover, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

It’s expected to repeat Saturday, with another 60 percent chance of rain and storms during the afternoon. The 90-plus percent humidity is also expected to carry over, Burns said.

“I do expect (Saturday) to be rich with that dense, tropical air,” he said.

The showers aren’t expected to be severe, but these are slow-moving storms, which present the risk of ponding on roadways and lightning strikes.

The morning should be hazy but mostly dry, Burns said. The afternoon is when rain chances increase, and storms may continue into the late evening hours.

“(The storms) will be slow to go to bed,” said Burns, who predicted isolated storms to last until after 11 p.m. Saturday.

The cloud cover should lead to slightly below average temperatures for this time of year. The high is expected to be 88 degrees Saturday.

This front is expected to dissipate Saturday, which will drop the rain chances for Sunday and Monday to about 40 percent.

However, the whole cycle is expected to repeat Tuesday as another cold front should move into North Georgia, raising the rain chances to 70 percent, Burns said.

The rain might contribute to roadway delays caused by construction in downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed two left lanes on Spring Street between Peachtree Street and 17th Street for construction until Monday.

The Braves should bring some extra congestion to Cobb County when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:10 p.m. at SunTrust Park.

RELATED: The first-ever Comic Con is coming to Atlanta this weekend

If comics are more you thing, Comic Con will be in Atlanta this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. Fangirls and fanboys planning to attend can click here to reserve parking.

» For a closer look at the weekend outlook and things to do in your area: 

Atlanta | Cobb | DeKalb | Gwinnett | North Fulton

(Channel 2 Action News)

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2018-07-13 23:22:10

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