Severe storms to put damper on second half of weekend

A tornado watch has been issued for all of metro Atlanta and much of North Georgia until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Channel 2 Action News Eboni Deon says the intense local weather ought to hit spherical Atlanta by 10 a.m. Strong wind gusts and large hail are moreover threats.

An enormous storm system from the west will ship with it damaging winds and downpours for the second half of the weekend.

Winds stronger than 60 mph are doable as well as to tornadoes and an inch or additional of hail.

“That energy will be moving in our direction overnight into early Sunday morning,” Deon talked about. “We’ll have heavy rain and the possibility of hail as well as tornadoes and strong damaging winds early in the day.”

The storm is predicted to carry showers into Augusta, which may have an impact on the last word spherical of the Masters.

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The rains might also have an impact on the second day of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. While temperatures ought to attain the mid-70s, these planning on going to Piedmont Park on Sunday ought to most probably pack their umbrellas and ponchos.

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The good news is that the dogwood bushes are blooming now, which is unusual as a result of the bushes don’t on a regular basis flower all through Atlanta’s annual event.

Speaking of flowering bushes, Sunday’s moist local weather ought to ship some welcome help for allergy victims.

Saturday’s pollen rely reached 6,575 particles per cubic meter of air, which is taken under consideration “extremely high.”

“The pollen count has gone way up,” Deon talked about. “We need the rainfall to wash this out.”

Cobb County drivers ought to phrase that the Georgia Department of Transportation is resurfacing stretches of I-75 and I-285 this weekend.

Crews will work alongside the 11-mile stretch of I-75 from the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County to merely north of Allgood Road and alongside I-285 eastbound over I-75 to merely west of the Chattahoochee River bridge.

The enterprise prompted foremost delays Saturday morning and is scheduled to proceed through 5:30 a.m. Monday.

The Braves host the New York Mets at SunTrust Park on Sunday evening, and sport website guests may further complicate the commute for drivers on Cobb’s interstates.

Weather permitting, first pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m.

While road work and Major League Baseball may set off delays shut to Smyrna, constructing will attainable stifle North Fulton website guests the place Ga. 400 meets I-285.

Two rights lanes of Peachtree Dunwoody Road shall be blocked from I-285 to Lake Hearn Drive until 7 p.m. Sunday, in accordance to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Traffic pacing will even be in influence for Ga. 400 in every route between Northridge Drive and Lenox Road from 6 a.m to 1 p.m. Sunday.

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