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Atlanta gears up for colder weather

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The cooler temps are not only catching your attention, they have first-responders on alert as well.

It's the time of year when people start lighting fireplaces and breaking out the space heaters, which can be dangerous if not handled correctly.

Midtown on a Sunday morning is usually filled with runners in shorts and tees but this morning, it was a different scene. Joggers put on full gear for the cooler weather.

"A few layers, a windbreaker" said Michael Smith, who was at Piedmont Park running with his dog. "I'm glad I had that in my knapsack because it's definitely a little brisk with the wind."

Smith has been taking his 10-month-old poodle, Pepe, on daily walks but he said Mother Nature is making it a bit more difficult lately.

"Heavy winds, the arctic wind is coming in. It's very cold wind," Smith said.

The cold weather has firefighters ready to respond to heat-related calls.

"The most important thing is to make sure that before you turn your heating on for the first time of the season, make sure you get it checked out," said Douglas County Fire Chief Scott Spencer.

Spencer said being proactive about fire safety will help avoid danger. He suggests getting your chimney cleaned, using caution when cooking on a stove and checking to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly.

"Make sure you check out your furnace. For fireplace safety, nothing within three feet of your fireplace that's flammable or combustible.That means furniture, that means rugs and all that," He said.

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7-Day Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 69°

Heavy Tropical Rain Arrives Late Sunday-Early Monday

Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to make landfall Monday afternoon in the Western Florida Panhandle. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of North Georgia until Tuesday evening. 

Memorial Day: Expect heavy rain in the morning, a brief lull in the activity in the mid-morning to early afternoon, and waves of tropical downpours move back in. 

Monday night-Tuesday: More heavy rain and thunderstorms as Alberto lingers to our west. An isolated, brief tornado can't be ruled out Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. 


7-Day Forecast: Atlanta

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 69°

Overcast: 40% T-Shower Chance

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 68°

Overcast; 70% Chance Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 69°

Cloudy: 70% Chance Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 70°

Cloudy: 70% Chance Rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 71°

Partly Cloudy: 40% T-Shower Chance

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 71°

Mostly Sunny; 40% T-Shower Chance

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 72°

Mostly Sunny; 20% T-Shower Chance

Currently in Atlanta as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:39:53 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Alpharetta

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 67°

Light rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 69°

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 69°

Showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Alpharetta as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:28:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:40:02 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Marietta

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 68°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 68°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Marietta as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:36 am
  • Sunset: 08:40:36 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Douglasville

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 68°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Douglasville as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:41:14 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Lawrenceville

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 67°

Rain, heavy at times

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 69°

A few thunderstorms possible

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 69°

Showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 70°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Lawrenceville as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE @ 6 mph
  • Sunrise: 06:27:06 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:46 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Covington

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 68°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 70°

Showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 71°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 69°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Covington as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:27:45 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:23 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Carrollton

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 67°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 69°

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 68°

Showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 67°

Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

Currently in Carrollton as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:44 am
  • Sunset: 08:42:26 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Newnan

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 68°

Light rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 71°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 71°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 70°

Showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 68°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Newnan as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:54 am
  • Sunset: 08:40:38 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Peachtree City

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 69°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 71°

Thunderstorms

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 69°

Thunderstorms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 67°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Peachtree City as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: E @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:39:34 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Kennesaw

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 68°

Cloudy with rain

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 70°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 69°

Showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 70°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 70°

A few thunderstorms possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 67°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Kennesaw as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:41:23 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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