THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: No effects in Atlanta as Dorian heads for SE coast

Heavy delays sojourn on I-985 after a box lorry glow tighten down all southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Emergency crews are on stage south of Buford Drive operative to put out a fire. The glow was in a clearing stages during noon, and usually a right line stays blocked, a Traffic Center reported.

Southbound trade is relocating again during lunchtime, though delays widen behind to Holiday Road. Drivers can use Buford Highway or I-85 as swap routes until conditions improve, a Traffic Center reported.

In DeKalb County, a pile-up on I-20 East during Glenwood Avenue is restraint a right line during noon, according to a Traffic Center. Delays sojourn withdrawal easterly Atlanta. 

And on I-285, construction on a outdoor loop is restraint a left line during Memorial Drive. A pile-up in a backups is adding to delays, a Traffic Center reported. While a mutilate has been altered to a shoulder during a Indian Creek MARTA station, trade is corroborated adult to Glenwood Road.

Traffic is approaching to collect adult downtown as tens of thousands of scholarship novella and anticipation fans tide into a city forward of this weekend’s DragonCon festivities. On Saturday, a costumed march will tighten down Peachtree Street between International Boulevard and North Avenue.

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The march kicks off during 10 a.m. The Traffic Center is advising drivers to be clever of pedestrians and design delays.

The Caribbean islands dodged a misfortune of Hurricane Dorian, though a hazard is augmenting for a Southeast.

The stream charge lane projection shows Dorian will strech Florida’s Atlantic seashore by early Monday morning as a vital Category 4 Hurricane, according to a National Hurricane Center. 

“Let’s contend from South Carolina southward, we need to compensate very, unequivocally tighten courtesy to this storm, with a categorical focus, a augmenting hazard now on Florida,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

And Dorian looks to be negligence down significantly. Monahan pronounced that would meant even bigger impacts for zephyr and sleet in a Southeast.

“Down a line, (there is) a probability that some of this sleet could pierce on adult into North Georgia,” he said. “That would occur after Labor Day weekend. Before then, it’s going to be unequivocally good around here.”

Monahan pronounced Puerto Rico took usually a glancing blow as Hurricane Dorian, afterwards a Category 1 storm, upheld to a easterly of some high plateau on a island and a neighbor, Hispaniola.

“The charge did not move large impacts to Puerto Rico, though that had impacts on how a charge managed to reason together as it moves north,” he said.

The alpine turf on Puerto Rico and Hispaniola typically helps to break storms, Monahan said. It was a probability Dorian would be shredded detached as it rolled over a islands.

“That only did not happen,” he said. “Great news for a folks there, bad news for a Southeast, since that high turf only didn’t have a possibility to interrupt a dissemination of Dorian.”

Dorian is foresee to strengthen over a subsequent integrate of days. Maximum postulated winds are holding during 85 mph with some aloft gusts, according to a 11 a.m. advisory from a Hurricane Center. While a foresee lane has altered unequivocally little, Hurricane Dorian is now foresee to be some-more intense. 

As a Category 4 storm, Dorian could strech Florida with zephyr speeds of 130 mph or higher.

“I do design evacuations during some indicate to go into outcome opposite Florida, since we are going to have a vital whirly unequivocally tighten to a Florida seashore late Sunday, early Monday,” he said. 


North Georgia will not have to worry about any issues with cloud cover or thunderstorms compared with Dorian for during slightest a few some-more days. 

“Weather could not be quieter,” Monahan said. “It is good outside.”

Temperatures got off to a gentle start Thursday in a 50s and 60s. At noon, Atlanta is warming by a reduce 80s on a approach to a projected high of 88 degrees. Monahan pronounced a afternoon will still feel good outward with lots of fever and low humidity.

By 5 p.m., a zephyr from a north should move in even some-more dry air. 

“No pleasant issues for us positively today, unequivocally no steam in a air,” Monahan said. “It’s going to be unequivocally gentle by your Thursday.”

A identical start is in a foresee for Friday morning, with some-more 50s in a northeast Georgia plateau and 60s in metro Atlanta. Temperatures will arise a small aloft Friday afternoon to 90 degrees, though Monahan pronounced a sky will be fundamentally cloud-free. 

“It is going to be a unequivocally balmy finish to a work week and start to a weekend, too,” he said.

Wind will be a initial denote Hurricane Dorian is shutting in. North Georgia should notice a zephyr collect adult by a second half of a weekend, bringing in cooler continue by Labor Day. The projected high Monday is 85 degrees, according to Channel 2. 

“I don’t see most in a approach of sleet Sunday,” Monahan said. “By Monday, that would be a beginning any showers or storms compared with Dorian could get to us.”

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