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Drought breaks 132-year record for consecutive dry days in Atlanta

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The National Weather Service says the last time Atlanta has gone without rain for the more than 40 days it has in 2016 was in 1884.

The new record, set Friday, just breaks a record set in October 1884 and works into a larger narrative of drought for the northern part of the state, and the rest of the country.

In fact, the National Weather Service in Atlanta says Macon also broke a record set in 1893 by two days. 

Dry streak could be busted next week

Current models predict areas around metro Atlanta could see as much as two inches of rain next week, which would help, though it could break the dry streak.

We're currently at a 10-inch or so deficit for rainfall this year but the rain over the Southeast has CBS46 meteorologists hopeful that the weather pattern could be changing from the dry pattern we've been seeing to a more moist one. 

Thunderstorms are a possibility with a slow moving cold front that should move through between Monday and Thursday. Local heavy rainfall is also a possibility.

CBS46 will keep you posted on the rainfall or weather potential next week on CBS46.com and in our weather app.

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Today's Forecast

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Dry Weather for the Holiday

Dry weather will continue for the metro with some warming temps as we get toward the weekend.

Thanksgiving:  Partly cloudy and cool. High near 61

Friday and Saturday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  High temp near 64

Sunday:  Mostly sunny skies and cooler.  High temp near 60

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6-Day Forecast: Atlanta

Thursday
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Partly Cloudy

Friday
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Sunny

Saturday
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Sunny

Sunday
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Sunny

Monday
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Sunny

Tuesday
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Sunny

Currently in Atlanta as of

  • 47°(Feels like 42°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:05 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:21 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Alpharetta

Thursday
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Partly cloudy

Friday
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Mainly sunny

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Cloudy

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Plenty of sun

Monday
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Tuesday
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Mainly sunny

Currently in Alpharetta as of

  • 47°(Feels like 42°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:18 am
  • Sunset: 05:29:10 pm
  • Humidity: 50
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Marietta

Thursday
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More sun than clouds

Friday
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Sunshine

Saturday
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Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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Plenty of sun

Monday
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Sunny

Tuesday
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Mainly sunny

Currently in Marietta as of

  • 46°(Feels like 41°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:17:54 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:34 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Douglasville

Thursday
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More sun than clouds

Friday
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Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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A few clouds

Monday
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Sunny

Tuesday
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Sunshine

Currently in Douglasville as of

  • 45°(Feels like 41°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:31 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:48 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Lawrenceville

Thursday
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Friday
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Sunny

Saturday
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Mostly cloudy

Sunday
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More sun than clouds

Monday
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Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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Sunshine

Currently in Lawrenceville as of

  • 45°(Feels like 41°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:15:49 am
  • Sunset: 05:27:56 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Covington

Thursday
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Partly cloudy

Friday
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Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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More clouds than sun

Sunday
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Sunny

Monday
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Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
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Mainly sunny

Currently in Covington as of

  • 46°(Feels like 44°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: ENE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:14:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:28:33 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Carrollton

Thursday
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More sun than clouds

Friday
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Sunny

Saturday
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Mostly cloudy

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Mostly sunny

Monday
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Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
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Sunshine

Currently in Carrollton as of

  • 47°(Feels like 44°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:19:28 am
  • Sunset: 05:33:30 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Newnan

Thursday
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Partly cloudy

Friday
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Sunny

Saturday
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Considerable cloudiness

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Sunny

Tuesday
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Currently in Newnan as of

  • 49°(Feels like 46°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:00 am
  • Sunset: 05:32:53 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Peachtree City

Thursday
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Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Mostly cloudy

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Sunny

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Tuesday
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Sunny

Currently in Peachtree City as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:16:50 am
  • Sunset: 05:31:44 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Kennesaw

Thursday
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Partly cloudy

Friday
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Sunshine

Saturday
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More clouds than sun

Sunday
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Mostly sunny

Monday
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Sunny

Tuesday
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Currently in Kennesaw as of

  • 42°(Feels like 42°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:18:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:30:39 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

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