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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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6-Day Forecast: Atlanta

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  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:26:03 am
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  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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6-Day Forecast: Alpharetta

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6-Day Forecast: Marietta

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Currently in Marietta as of

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  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:26:36 am
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  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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6-Day Forecast: Douglasville

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Clear

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Plenty of sun

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6-Day Forecast: Lawrenceville

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  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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6-Day Forecast: Peachtree City

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  • Sunrise: 07:26:46 am
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  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
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6-Day Forecast: Kennesaw

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  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
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  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:27:00 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:05 pm
  • Humidity: 87
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

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