Right now traffic is moving briskly on I-75 in the Atlanta metro area as well as surrounding streets in downtown, but the weather prediction for this part of Georgia includes more rain and thunderstorms for Wednesday and Thursday, according to Weather.com on June 11, 2014.
The forecast includes rainy conditions today through around 6 a.m. on Thursday, with scattered thunderstorms expected to start around 3 p.m. today.
Clouds dominate the landscape in downtown Atlanta as of 10:40 am., but the sun does appear to be trying to find its way through, casting sunlight on nearby Americas Mart and Philips Arena, off and on this morning. But don't look for it to be as blazing hot and humid today as it was earlier in the week. Instead, temperatures appear to be staying relatively mild due to the cooler front coming through this portion of the state today.
Thunderstorms descended upon downtown Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, blanketing the area with a thick fog that disappeared almost as soon as it began. Motorists in downtown and the surrounding areas mirrored the speed of I-75 drivers in the vicinity as a result, moving from a crawl at the onset of the storm to a brisk pace soon thereafter, with most roadway drivers back up to normal speeds at approximately 8 p.m.
My Fox Atlanta reported that some storms expected in the next day or two could reach severe limits, so don't assume that Wednesday's quick downpour and subsequent return to normalcy will be a repeat performance today when the rain begins. And don't forget to take your umbrella with you when you go out to lunch, as the weather is anything but predictable, and this reporter has already felt a drop or two as early as this morning, when she made her way down the sidewalk on Peachtree Street.