• Atlanta Weather | Rain leading to messy commute


    ATLANTA - Showers moving through metro Atlanta threatened to create a traffic mess Wednesday.

    Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist David Chandley said rain and some thunderstorms would linger throughout the day.

    StormTracker 2 HD showed bands of rain moving across north Georgia, including some heavy downpours.

    "More of a nuisance than anything, not causing a lot of problems," Chandley said.

    Rain totals exceeded two inches in some areas on the south side, according to Chandley.

    Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said the rain is actually caused by two weather disturbances with the second taking the heaviest rain into south Georgia.

    "It could cause some minor flooding and ponding on roadways," Chandley said.

    Emergency crews worked in pouring rain to clear wrecks that closed two major highways.

    A log truck overturned on GA 400 north near McFarland Road in Forsyth County just before noon.

    A tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-85 near Spaghetti Junction and crashed into another car about 1:30 p.m. followed immediately by another crash that caused delays on Interstate 85 southbound near Cheshire Bridge.

    Triple Team Traffic maps and Georgia DOT cameras showed slow moving traffic across metro Atlanta.

    Rain will keep the high temperature for Wednesday in the mid-80s.

    The wet weather should clear by Thursday. Friday is set to be mostly sunny and warm with highs in the upper 80s.

    Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns will be tracking rain on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4.

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