WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Early afternoon showers expected



Friday: High: 90

Friday night: Low: 72 

Saturday: High:  89

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The showers have tapered off into the late afternoon and early evening the past couple of days, but Friday’s showers should hit metro Atlanta just after lunchtime, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

He said the morning should be nice and dry through noon, but rain should overtake Atlanta by 3 p.m. The showers aren’t expected to last long.

“A lot of those (showers) that start early will end early, so by 6 p.m., we’re looking at generally clear to partly cloudy skies,” Burns said.


Afternoon storms are expected for the rest of June, so Burns said to get used to them. They’re powered by the high afternoon temperatures, and Friday’s high is expected to break 90 degrees.

“A lot of tropical air is covering a lot of northern Georgia,” Burns said. “That isn’t going away anytime soon.”

Friday has a 30 percent chance of rain from west Atlanta, through the metro area all the way to the South Carolina border, Burns said. The rest of the state has a 20 percent chance. 

Saturday’s chance of rain stays steady at 30 percent, while Father’s Day and Monday get a slightly less rainy 20 percent chance.


The early afternoon showers could impact a few road construction efforts. Like the previous few days, North Druid Hills Road near Lavista Road will have a right lane closed in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

U.S. 41 will have a right lane closed in both directions near Rilman Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, GDOT said. Ga. 155 will also have a right lane closed in both directions near Buford Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The rain should dry up before the Braves take on the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park. The first pitch is at 7:35 p.m.

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2018-06-14 23:55:21

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