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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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Weather

Today's Forecast

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  • 51°
  • 24°

Temperatures will continue to warm up! Lots of sunshine will warm highs to the 50s this afternoon.

It will stay dry today...and through the weekend. The next chance of rain arrives Monday.

Friday:  Sunny and warmer.  High temps near 51.

Saturday:  Partly cloudy skies.  High temp near 55.

Sunday:  Partly cloudy with a high near 61.

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6-Day Forecast: Atlanta

Friday
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  • 51°
  • 24°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 32°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 39°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 43°

Cloudy; 60% Chance Rain

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 41°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
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  • 54°
  • 36°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Atlanta as of

  • 27°(Feels like 19°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:40:52 am
  • Sunset: 05:55:55 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Alpharetta

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 29°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 35°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 62°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 38°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 32°

Sunny

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Alpharetta as of

  • 26°(Feels like 21°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:41:01 am
  • Sunset: 05:54:44 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Marietta

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 30°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 62°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 37°

Cloudy with late day rain

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 54°
  • 33°

A few clouds

Currently in Marietta as of

  • 22°(Feels like 13°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:41:42 am
  • Sunset: 05:55:59 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Douglasville

Friday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 58°
  • 38°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 64°
  • 44°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 61°
  • 37°

Cloudy with late day rain

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 32°

Sunny

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

A few clouds

Currently in Douglasville as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:42:15 am
  • Sunset: 05:57:22 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Lawrenceville

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 30°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 56°
  • 38°

Sunny

Sunday
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  • 63°
  • 42°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 38°

Cloudy with late day rain

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 33°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 57°
  • 35°

A few clouds

Currently in Lawrenceville as of

  • 29°(Feels like 21°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 8 mph
  • Sunrise: 07:39:38 am
  • Sunset: 05:53:31 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Covington

Friday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 37°

Sunny

Sunday
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  • 65°
  • 42°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 63°
  • 40°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 34°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Covington as of

  • 28°(Feels like 22°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:38:26 am
  • Sunset: 05:54:05 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Carrollton

Friday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 58°
  • 37°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 63°
  • 43°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 61°
  • 36°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 31°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Carrollton as of

  • 25°(Feels like 20°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.34 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:43:18 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:04 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Newnan

Friday
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  • 53°
  • 30°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 37°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 64°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 63°
  • 38°

Cloudy with late day rain

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Newnan as of

  • 26°(Feels like 26°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:41:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:58:16 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Peachtree City

Friday
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  • 53°
  • 28°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 65°
  • 43°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 64°
  • 37°

Late day light rain

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 32°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Peachtree City as of

  • 20°(Feels like 20°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.31 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:40:38 am
  • Sunset: 05:57:17 pm
  • Humidity: 81
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

6-Day Forecast: Kennesaw

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 29°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 62°
  • 42°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 59°
  • 36°

Periods of rain during the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Kennesaw as of

  • 24°(Feels like 24°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.3 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:42:24 am
  • Sunset: 05:56:15 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

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