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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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***Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through 2pm Wednesday***

Several hours of soaking rain is expected through Tuesday afternoon. Some of the rain will be heavy enough to trigger flash flooding. Things dry out a bit in the evening.

Another front moves through Wednesday bringing us spotty t-storms that could be stronger than the showers we're seeing today. 

Windy, cool weather sets the stage Thursday with a dip in humidity. 

Brighter, warmer weather comes back in time for the holiday weekend.  However, some thunderstorms may also return later Sunday or Memorial Day.   Stay tuned, and stay safe. 

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6-Day Forecast: Atlanta

Tuesday
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Rainy, 90% Rain/T-Showers Chance

Wednesday
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Cloudy with clearing late; 90% Rain/T-Storm Chance into Mid-Afternoon

Thursday
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  • 56°

Mostly Sunny; 20% PM Shower Chance

Friday
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  • 57°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 63°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
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  • 85°
  • 68°

Cloudy; 20% Shower Chance

Currently in Atlanta as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:17 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:21 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

6-Day Forecast: Alpharetta

Tuesday
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  • 62°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 54°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
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Morning showers

Friday
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Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
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Scattered thunderstorms possible

Currently in Alpharetta as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: WSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:31 pm
  • Humidity: 84
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

6-Day Forecast: Marietta

Tuesday
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Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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A few morning showers

Friday
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Sunshine

Saturday
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Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
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Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Marietta as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.83 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:14 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

6-Day Forecast: Douglasville

Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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More clouds than sun

Sunday
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Showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Douglasville as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.75 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:43 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:48 pm
  • Humidity: 90
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

6-Day Forecast: Lawrenceville

Tuesday
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Rain

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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Morning showers

Friday
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Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 82°
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A few thunderstorms possible

Currently in Lawrenceville as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.78 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:10 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

6-Day Forecast: Covington

Tuesday
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Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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Sunny

Saturday
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Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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Morning showers and thunderstorms

Currently in Covington as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.75 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:30 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:52 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Carrollton

Tuesday
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Cloudy

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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Mostly sunny

Saturday
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More clouds than sun

Sunday
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Thunderstorms

Currently in Carrollton as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:27 am
  • Sunset: 08:39:44 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

6-Day Forecast: Newnan

Tuesday
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Light rain

Wednesday
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Showers and thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 54°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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More sun than clouds

Saturday
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  • 69°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 84°
  • 68°

Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Newnan as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:47 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:08 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

6-Day Forecast: Peachtree City

Tuesday
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Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
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Thunderstorms

Thursday
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A few clouds

Friday
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Mainly sunny

Saturday
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Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 84°
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Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Peachtree City as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:43 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:01 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

6-Day Forecast: Kennesaw

Tuesday
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Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 54°

Thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 55°

Morning showers

Friday
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  • 84°
  • 63°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 84°
  • 68°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 81°
  • 67°

Scattered thunderstorms

Currently in Kennesaw as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:38:55 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

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