Overcast at lunchtime with a few showers possible

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ATLANTA FORECAST

Monday: High: 53

Monday night: Low: 51

Tuesday: High: 67

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

After a morning of fog and drizzle, there are still a few clouds and showers hanging around at lunchtime.

Pavement is still wet, but with light volume, traffic is moving along on the interstates for the lunch hour, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. 

There are some delays downtown. Construction blocks a northbound right lane on Peachtree Street at 26th Street, the Traffic Center reported. 

A crash is blocking part of the ramp from 10th Street to the southbound Downtown Connector. There are some delays ramping onto the interstate, according to the Traffic Center. 

Commuters will notice a change on Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs starting Monday. The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed one collector-distributor lane between the Glenridge Connector and I-285. 

This will impact northbound traffic daily while crews work on the Transform 285/400 improvement project, the Traffic Center reported.

MORE: What is the Transform 285/400 project?

The project is intended to reduce traffic congestion near the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange.

 

North Georgia weather is still being influenced by a wedge of cool air that settled in over the weekend, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. Visibility dropped to a quarter-mile Monday morning in spots around Atlanta. 

 

Becca Kiriazes scoots along 7th Street at Peachtree Street in the fog. Visibility dropped below a quarter-mile in Atlanta on Monday morning. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Another front is on its way to usher in some change, but Minton said it won’t fully break down the wedge until Tuesday. 

  

“We really haven’t changed that much since (Sunday) afternoon, so still on the colder side,” she said. “The clouds stick around. We don’t see a huge warmup today. Some spots are going to be struggling to get out of the 40s.”

Atlanta has warmed into the mid-40s at noon. Temperatures should continue into the low 50s Monday, but areas north and east may not leave the 40s, according to Channel 2. Areas south and west could see temps near the 60s. 

Temps should pop back up to near 70 degrees Tuesday afternoon, according to Channel 2. 

 

Patchy rain may stick around through the afternoon Monday, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. There is a 60 percent chance of some showers.

“The fog will be gone, but a little bit of rain around,” he said. “So there could be some slow travel for tonight.”

On Tuesday, there is a chance of some heavier rain as a cold front moves through the state, Monahan said. A half-inch is possible across North Georgia.

“That cold front is going to come through just after the morning commute (Tuesday),” he said. “I think the morning commute will not be too tough tomorrow, it’s going to be late morning and early afternoon.”

 

There is a moderate risk of some stronger wind gusts, and as for isolated storms, Monahan said there is a “low risk but not a ‘no risk.’”

There is a 100 percent chance of rain Tuesday, but it should clear out by the afternoon, he said. 

 

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2019-02-11 17:00:07

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