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WEATHER TO GO: Sunny, warmer Tuesday in Atlanta

Expect sunny skies in Atlanta Tuesday with warmer temperatures.

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Showers, storms to end in Atlanta by Sunday afternoon

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Showers and thunderstorms are currently impacting north Georgia and will move out of metro Atlanta Sunday afternoon. 

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4 hurricane names retired from 2017 season

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Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate have been retired and will no longer be used after the extensive damage they caused in 2017. 

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Atlanta drops below 40 in April for first time in 4 years

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Atlanta dropped to 38 degrees Thursday morning, which was 11 degrees below average for this time of year.

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6 tornadoes have touched down in north Georgia this year

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Six total tornadoes have touched down in north Georgia this year, specifically in the CBS46 viewing area.

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Storms move out of metro Atlanta

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The cleanup begins after storms blew through Georgia overnight, leaving thousands without power.

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Tornado safety tips

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If you're under a risk of tornadoes, here are some tips to keep you safe.

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February 2018 warmest on record in Atlanta

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February ended up being the warmest on record for Atlanta with an overall average temperature of 57.3 degrees.

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Weekend weather forecast in Atlanta

Here's your weekend weather forecast for Atlanta. 

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Rain, isolated storms in Atlanta Thursday

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Scattered rain is expected to continue in Atlanta Thursday with isolated storms possible in the afternoon.

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Atlanta sees near-record number of 70-degree-days in February

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Atlanta saw its first 70-degree-day more than a week later than usual, but once it occurred, it became near record-breaking. 

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Rain to return to Atlanta Sunday

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After an unusual stretch of very warm and dry days in Atlanta, expect rain to end your weekend.

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Atlanta was 21 degrees above average Thursday, breaks record high

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Atlanta broke another record high Thursday with an afternoon high that was 21 degrees above average.

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Flood watch continues in Atlanta through Monday morning

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Scattered rain will continue to impact metro Atlanta and north Georgia through Monday morning. 

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Winter Weather Advisory for northeast Georgia Sunday morning

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Freezing rain, or ice, will be possible in northeast Georgia Sunday morning.

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Atlanta's almanac for Jan. 22

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Monday, Jan. 22 saw temperatures above average in Atlanta with just under a quarter-inch of rain.

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Scattered rain to continue in metro Atlanta tonight

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Scattered rain will continue in north Georgia and metro Atlanta this evening.

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Wind chill advisory for Atlanta until 10 a.m. Thursday

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A wind chill advisory is in effect for northwest Georgia -- including metro Atlanta -- until 10 a.m. Thursday.

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State of emergency issued for metro Atlanta due to winter weather

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Scattered snow will continue through the early morning hours in north Georgia as temperatures continue to fall. 

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Wind chill advisory issued for north Georgia mountains

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Another wind chill advisory has been issued for the higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains until 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Winter weather advisory expires for Atlanta

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A winter weather advisory was has expired for metro Atlanta.  

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Why is north Georgia seeing freezing rain?

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Freezing rain is falling in parts of north Georgia, but why are we seeing the frozen precipitation?

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What is a winter weather advisory?

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta through noon, but what exactly does that mean?

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Wind chill advisory issued for most of north Georgia

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A wind chill advisory has been issued for most of the northern reaches of the CBS46 viewing area.

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State of emergency issued ahead of winter storm for southeast Georgia

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Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties in southeast Georgia ahead of a winter storm that will impact the area on Wednesday.

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Wintry mix ends in north Georgia

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A mix of rain, sleet and flurries that fell across north Georgia Wednesday morning has come to an end. 

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Atlanta has October freeze for only third time in 47 years

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After an October that's been mostly above average in Atlanta, the city saw its first October freeze since 2001. 

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Temps above average for 79 percent of October in Atlanta so far

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As we settle into a colder pattern for Atlanta to end the month, a look back at October shows just how warm the city has been.

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Atlanta sees only 5th day of 88° or warmer this late since 1878

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The high temperature in Atlanta Wednesday was some 14 degrees above average at 88 degrees.

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Atlanta sees latest 90-degree-day in 31 years

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Atlanta broke the 90 degree mark for the second straight day Thursday, which is unusual this late in September.

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Atlanta breaks record low Thursday, coolest in nearly 4 months

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Atlanta broke a record low Thursday when the temperature dropped to 53 degrees at 6:41 a.m.

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Irma 4th hurricane to reach 185 mph winds

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Since records have been kept, Irma is one of only four hurricanes in the Atlantic basin with winds of 185 mph. 

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Houston receives year's worth of rain in 5 days

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Harvey has produced at least 51.88 inches of rain in the Houston area since Friday, which is more than what the area typically sees in an entire year. 

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Harvey is second-wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history

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Harvey is now the second-wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history with at least 51.88 inches of rain in the Houston area.

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Harvey first category 4 hurricane to strike U.S. since 2004 Video included

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Hurricane Harvey will bring devastating conditions to south and southeast Texas this weekend, and could eventually bring rain to Atlanta later next week. 

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What is the Hurricane Wind Scale?

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The Hurricane Wind Scale -- officially known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale -- is a scale that categorizes hurricanes based on its maximum wind speed and expected wind damage. 

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Atlanta sets single-day rain record

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Atlanta set a single-day rain record Thursday with 1.97 inches of rain. This marked the eighth day this year that Atlanta has seen at least an inch of rain, and the second time Atlanta has seen at least an inch of rain this week.

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Hurricane season expected to be above average

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above average in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical storms Anywhere from 11-17 tropical storms are expected this season, which are tropical cyclones with winds of at least 39 mph. The average number of tropical storms each season is 12, and we've already seen one preseason tropical storm that developed in April, which is rare. Hurricanes Anywhere from 5-9 hurricanes are expected this season, which are tropical cyclones with winds of a...

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Atlanta hits 90 for first time since September

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The temperature in Atlanta reached 90 degrees for the first time Tuesday in more than seven months.

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Tornadoes confirmed at Atlanta Airport, DeKalb County

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Two tornadoes have been confirmed in metro Atlanta from Thursday night. 

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Weather 101: Tornadoes with no warnings

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While very rare, it's actually not unusual to see a few tornadoes a year in north Georgia without warning. Here's why. 

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EF-0 tornado touches down in Forsyth County Monday

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An EF-0 tornado touched down in Forsyth County Monday morning.

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April was 3rd warmest on record

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April 2017 was the third warmest on record for north Georgia. 

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Unusual April tropical storm forms far from land

Tropical storm Arlene formed on April 20, 2017. Tropical storm Arlene formed on April 20, 2017.

A rare April tropical storm has formed over the north Atlantic.

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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Fulton County on April 3

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An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Fulton County from April 3.

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Weather 101: Tornado Safety

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If a tornado warning is issued for your area, you'll want to make sure you know what to do in advance.

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Weather 101: What is a severe thunderstorm watch?

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A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in the area.

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Weather 101: What is the EF scale?

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When a tornado strikes, you may often hear us mention an EF-1 or EF-3 on television, but what exactly does that mean?

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What is the severe weather outlook?

The Severe Weather Outlook gives you an idea of where severe thunderstorms are expected to occur.

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Teams set to survey apparent tornado damage in north Georgia Tuesday

A fire station in Carroll County had its roof blown off during severe weather on Monday, April 3, 2017. A fire station in Carroll County had its roof blown off during severe weather on Monday, April 3, 2017.
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A strong line of storms moved through metro Atlanta and north Georgia Monday morning, spawning apparent tornadoes in north Georgia.

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Matthew, Otto retired from list of hurricane names

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Matthew and Otto have been retired from future lists of hurricane names.

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Man killed after powerful storms move through north Georgia

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A man was killed Tuesday night after powerful storms moved through metro Atlanta. The man was killed after a tree fell on his home in the Cambridge Farms Subdivision in Jackson County.

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Atlanta ties record high, 20 degrees above average Tuesday

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Atlanta tied a record high on Tuesday when the temperature hit 86 degrees.

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Atlanta ties record high, hits 80 for first time this year

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Atlanta tied a record high Wednesday when the temperature hit 80 degrees for the first time this year.

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Atlanta breaks record high on Friday

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Atlanta broke a record high temperature on Friday afternoon.

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Atlanta's 72 was 16 degrees above average Tuesday

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Atlanta's climate report for Tuesday was highlighted by the high temperature, which was 16 degrees above average at 72 degrees. Despite the warm afternoon, it actually started cold with a low of 39 degrees.

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41 tornadoes in 2 days sets new record in Georgia

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A severe weather outbreak from Jan. 21-22 produced 41 tornadoes in Georgia, which is the most number of tornadoes in the state on record for a single day or two day period.

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How often does Atlanta see snow?

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If you're wondering how often Atlanta sees snow each year, the numbers are very low!

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17 heat records broken or tied in Atlanta this year

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There has been a total of 17 heat records broken or tied in Atlanta this year.

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            When do 80-degree-days end in Atlanta?

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            With record heat in Atlanta this week, I did some digging to find out when 80-degree-temperatures typically end in the city.

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            2016 currently 3rd-driest in Atlanta

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            If the year ended today, 2016 would be the third-driest year on record in Atlanta.

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            2016 Atlantic hurricane season

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            The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season continues through November 30. Read below to keep up with the latest developments on the tropics and if any system could impact Georgia or metro Atlanta.

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            Atlanta breaks record, spends 73 straight days at 70° or warmer

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            Atlanta broke a new record in 2016 by spending 73 straight days at, or above 70 degrees.

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            What is an 'invest?'

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            During hurricane season, you'll likely see the word "INVEST" on a map somewhere. The term is short for "investigation" or "investigative area," and is designated by the National Hurricane Center when they want to pay particular attention to a tropical disturbance.

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            Timelapse: Storms move through DeKalb County

            Watch a timelapse of storms moving through DeKalb County from our CBS46 weather cam in midtown Atlanta. 

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            Atlanta breaks record high, warmest in 167 days

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            The high temperature today was 85 degrees, which is also a record, and also the warmest day in the city in 167 days.

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            Common tropical weather terms

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            Hurricane season is almost here. Familiarize your self with the most common-used tropical weather terms below.

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            Alex is earliest hurricane to develop in Atlantic since 1938

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            A rare January hurricane formed far out in the Atlantic, and it was the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938.

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            Atlanta sets single day rain record

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            A single day rain record was set in Atlanta to start November. A total of 2.62 inches of rain fell in the city on Monday, which is the most on record for Nov. 2 in Atlanta. More>>

            Rain falls in Atlanta for 10 straight days

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            Atlanta saw at least a trace of rain for 10 straight days from the end of October through Nov. 9. More>>