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Code Orange Smog Alert in effect as sweltering heat continues

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The heat is causing poor air quality for sensitive groups and because of that, a code orange smog alert is in effect for Metro Atlanta Friday. Those who are sensitive to poor air quality should limit their time outdoors in the late afternoon and early evening.

Otherwise, expect another hot day in Atlanta Friday with partly cloudy skies and isolated storms. 

Will it rain?

Isolated storms possible.

What you need to know

Friday will be similar to Thursday in metro Atlanta with slightly warmer temperatures in the mid 90's. While most of us will stay dry, an isolated storm or two is possible in the late afternoon and evening hours. 

Click here for Atlanta's 90-degree-day tracker. 

Plan your day

  • 8 AM
    Mostly sunny. 74° Southwest wind from 0-5 mph.
     
  • Noon
    Mostly sunny. 90° Southwest wind from 0-5 mph.
     
  • 3 PM
    Mostly sunny. Isolated storm possible. 94° Southwest wind from 5-10 mph.
     
  • 5 PM
    Mostly sunny. Isolated storm possible. 93° Southwest wind from 5-10 mph.
     
  • 7 PM
    Mostly sunny. Isolated storm possible. 90° Southwest wind from 5-10 mph.
     
  • 11 PM
    Mostly clear. 81° Southwest wind from 0-5 mph.

Sunset Friday

8:46 p.m.

Next chance of rain?

Slight chance Saturday

More weather

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