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North Georgia expected to see vibrant colors as fall arrives

North Georgia expected to see vibrant colors as fall arrives

The days are growing shorter and pumpkins are popping up at supermarkets from coast to coast, precursors to a dramatic shift that is about to take place on hillsides and mountain ranges all across the continent. One of the tell-tale signs that autumn has arrived is when forests transition to a palette of vibrant colors, a transformation so grand that it can be seen from space. The exact timing of when the leaves change colors is related to the weather leading up to fall, and the recent weather patterns across the United States have tipped the hand of Mother Nature.…
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Heavy rains bring flooding and washed out roads to metro Atlanta

Heavy rains bring flooding and washed out roads to metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta residents awoke Wednesday morning to flooding brought about by heavy rains Tuesday night. Flash flood warnings were in effect in the early morning hours and many commuters found themselves either unable to leave their homes or having to take alternate routes. Below is a rundown of what happened in the hardest hit areas along with photos. Cobb CountyTuesday's storms knocked out power to the East Cobb Government Center thanks to a lightning strike to a nearby transformer facility. The center, which includes a tag office, will likely be closed for the remainder of the day, though county officials…
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Rain, flooding and possible tornadoes expected in Georgia

Rain, flooding and possible tornadoes expected in Georgia

The remains of Ida will move through northeast Georgia as they head into middle Tennessee today. Periods of heavy rain will be possible this morning into Wednesday. Total amounts are forecast to be highest in north Georgia with 2 to 4 inches and locally higher of 5 or above possible. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for parts of north Georgia, that watch now includes the Atlanta metro area. A threat for isolated tornadoes will continue through today into this evening across both north and central Georgia as outer bands move through. Some strong wind gusts with stronger storms…
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Extreme heat will give way to rain this afternoon

Extreme heat will give way to rain this afternoon

As a storm rolls westward from the Atlantic, some people in the southeastern United States can expect a break from extreme heat by way of drenching thunderstorms over the next few days, but some of the same locations and others can be slammed by flash flooding and gusty winds from storms that become stronger, AccuWeather meteorologists caution. At first glance at satellite photos, a mass of clouds located just north of Hispaniola and just east of the Bahamas might appear to be a large tropical storm. There is a storm located in that region of the Atlantic, but it is situated…
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Trash collection delay possible in DeKalb due to storm

Trash collection delay possible in DeKalb due to storm

Tropical Storm Fred is already making itself known in metro Atlanta and the delays from the storm have started. The DeKalb County Sanitation Division may experience garbage collection delays for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers. Sanitation crews will work through Saturday, if necessary, to ensure all households are serviced. County officials are encouraging residents to keep their garbage, recycling and yard trimmings at the curb until servicing occurs. For more information on services offered by the Sanitation Division, contact the Customer Care team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.com, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.
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Expect rain and flooding in Georgia from Tropical Storm Fred

Expect rain and flooding in Georgia from Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical Storm Fred all but came back from the dead and made landfall Monday near Cape San Blas, Florida, with 65-mph sustained winds, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Over the weekend, Fred was a tropical depression and was barely discernible in satellite imagery. Early this week Fred restrengthened and nearly reached hurricane force (maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or greater) by the time it hit the Gulf Coast Monday afternoon.  There are two main threats to lives and property stemming from Fred moving forward, even though the storm will move inland over the eastern United States and slowly…
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Georgia braces for ‘relentless rain’

Georgia braces for ‘relentless rain’

Wet weather is forecast to not only put a damper on beach vacations across a corridor of the South-Central and Southeastern states this week, but it could also lead to some trouble spots as the week progresses, AccuWeather meteorologists warn.  “It's time to find an umbrella across the South Central and southeastern states, because we’re talking about some wet weather to come,” AccuWeather On-Air Meteorologist Jessica Pash said. The clash of two air masses will set the stage for persistent drenching downpours across the region, she explained. A cool front that helped to take the edge off of heat and lowered temperatures by 5-10…
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It’s going to be a hot weekend in Georgia

It’s going to be a hot weekend in Georgia

It's going to be a scorcher this weekend throughout Georgia as the state experiences high temperatures combined with high humidity. That combination will make temperatures outside feel like about 106 degrees. The high will actually be around 96 degrees, but humidity will be at a sweltering 96% throughout much of the state. In addition to high temperatures, you can expect about a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. On Sunday, showers and thunderstorms are likely after 4 p.m. The temperature will be about 95 degrees, but it will feel like it…
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Expect relentless rain for the rest of the week in Georgia

Expect relentless rain for the rest of the week in Georgia

AccuWeather meteorologists are warning that a dangerous pattern will continue across the southern United States for much of this week. There will be an ongoing risk of slow-moving and repeating thunderstorms that could unload torrential rainfall with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 12 inches projected in the hardest-hit areas. While initially flooding incidents are expected to occur on a more localized basis, the setup may evolve into a more widespread threat in the coming days.  The overall weather pattern will be much busier than the average summertime pop-up thunderstorms for the Southeastern states and a portion of the South Central states.…
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Tropical storm impacts expected in Georgia this afternoon

Tropical storm impacts expected in Georgia this afternoon

Tropical Storm Elsa is again a tropical storm and at this time, impacts are expected to resemble a moderate northeaster. Coastal Georgia is under a Tropical Storm Warning and isolated gusts of up to 45 mph are likely. The area is also under a flood watch due to the expected 3 to 6 inches of rain, but will experience minimal storm surge. A Tornado Watch is in effect, meaning isolated tornadoes are possible, and there is a high chance of rip currents. The most likely impacts of the storm are expected to begin at this afternoon, lasting through midnight. Local officials…
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Coastal Georgia braces for Tropical Storm Elsa

Coastal Georgia braces for Tropical Storm Elsa

As Tropical storm Elsa nears the west coast of Florida today, residents in Costal and South Georgia are bracing for the impacts of the storm on Georgia. The potential impacts for South and Coastal Georgia could be seen as early as Wednesday morning. If the track continues as is, Coastal Georgia could see rain, coastal flooding, winds nearing 45mph, and the potential for tornadoes as the storm tracks to the West of Glynn County. No storm surge is expected from this storm In Glynn County, the only cancellations and closures for July 7, 2021, include, summer programs at all Glynn…
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Expect a rainy day in North Georgia today

Expect a rainy day in North Georgia today

The weak remnants of Tropical Storm Danny will continue to move west across northern portions of the state through this afternoon. Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms can be expected into this evening. Isolated storms could become strong with locally heavy rain and gusty winds. Localized flooding will be the primary hazard this afternoon and early evening. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia each day through Monday. Isolated strong thunderstorms will be possible each day with the primary hazards being lightning and locally heavy rainfall.
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A tropical depression is about to dump rain on north and central Georgia

A tropical depression is about to dump rain on north and central Georgia

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and into tonight, mainly over north and east central Georgia. According to the National Weather Service, low pressure east of the Georgia and Florida coasts may develop into a tropical system as it moves west into south and central Georgia bringing areas of very heavy rain tonight and Tuesday. Isolated flooding may occur in heavier rain bands. A few storms could become strong with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and lightning being the primary threats. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia from Tuesday through Sunday. A…
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Today’s Weather: Thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

Today’s Weather: Thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

North and Central Georgia may see scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon into the evening. Some storms could become strong and capable of strong wind gusts and frequent lightning. Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is predicted. Expect partly sunny skies, with a high near 85 and an East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Outlook: Scattered thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia from Friday through Wednesday. Some strong to severe storms will be possible each day, with damaging wind gusts. Locally heavy rain and frequent lightning are the primary threats.
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Thunderstorms and flooding expected Tuesday

Thunderstorms and flooding expected Tuesday

The chance for thunderstorms will continue today as the cold front pushes southward across the much of Georgia. Some storms could be strong with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Isolated severe storms with strong to damaging winds are possible in the afternoon and evening across portions of central Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 p.m. today across portions of north Georgia, where additional heavy rainfall on top of saturated soils from recent rain over the weekend could add to the flood potential. Tomorrow and the rest of the week The chance for thunderstorms…
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