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ATHENS — Severe storms are ripping through Georgia right now. This video was taken at 12:45 PM today. The National Weather Service has instituted a Flash Flood Warning effective from 12:35 PM until 6:30 PM tonight; a Flash Flood Watch until 2:00 AM tonight. Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 33 miles per hour. Additionally, a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for all of six counties in our coverage area: Barrow County, Oglethorpe County, Oconee County, Clarke County, Jackson County, and Madison County. This “Hazardous Weather Outlook” means warnings…

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Wet Weather Washes Wednesday Walloping

After nearly a month and a half without rain, the storms have finally moved in and soaked all of North East Georgia. Which is great for most of us! Unless you have a once in a lifetime chance to play football in Sanford Stadium Wednesday. Case in point: the UGA Intramural Flag Football Finalists. These talented athletic amateurs have competed against the best of the best that UGA has to offer in flag football prowess to earn a chance to compete for the ultimate prize: The Flag Football Championship. The…

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Rainy Road Hazards

Athens, GA. –  August 17. That’s the last day the Athens area saw more than an inch of rain. Now that more precipitation is finally here, you may want to brush up on driving safety in wet conditions. The Georgia Department of Transportation says if you want to ensure your safety in wet driving conditions, be sure to buckle up, turn on your headlights, watch out for slick roads and leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and the car in front you. Athens-Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer…

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Improved Drought Conditions Due to Rain

Athens, GA. – Today’s rain, and the showers you’ll see tonight and tomorrow will help the drought a little. That means there are still steps you need to take to help conserve water and help ease the impact of what experts call an “exceptional drought”. For Pam Knox, drought conditions are a hot topic. Knox is an Agricultural Climatologist for the Crop and Soil Science Department at The University of Georgia. She is familiar with the severity of Georgia’s current drought. She says it may or may not get better this…

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Your 5-day forecast (Finally, rain!)

ATHENS, Ga. — Strong storms are on the way to Northeast Georgia. They may bring more rain in a week than the area has seen in months. Less than half an inch of rain has fallen on Athens since the beginning of October, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS projects that we could see more than two inches before the end of Thursday. The rains will bring some desperately-needed precipitation to drought-stricken areas. Northeast Georgia is in an “exceptional drought,” according to the United States Drought Monitor. Level 2 drought restrictions…

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This Week’s Weather Update: Warm and Cold

  The next few days in northeast Georgia will see warmer lows than we have in the past few weeks.  Lows on Tuesday and Wednesday will be 61 with highs in the upper 80’s.  There’s a 30% chance of rain on Friday and 20% on Saturday, something to keep an eye on heading into this weekend. For more updates, follow Grady Newsource on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Spring Begins to Spring

Spring is around the corner, but not before we see a mix of hail and rain tonight. The mixture will be here by 6PM but by the time you wake up in the morning – there will be sunny skies. With a 0% chance of rain starting tomorrow, the sunshine will continue all weekend long. If you’re walking around outside, you’ll see that Spring is only a few weeks away. With flowers beginning to bloom, temperatures will be in the 60’s.

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Weather: Nov. 4 Minor Flood Warning

By Jordynn Abernathy A minor flood warning went into effect Wednesday for the Oconee River near Penfield, reaching Clarke County, Oconee County, and Greene County. According to the National Weather Service, there will be light drizzles and no heavy rain showers are expected throughout the week. The river is currently cresting at 15.84 feet, but by Thursday afternoon it will crest a little over 17.4 feet. By Friday, the water is expected to have dropped about four feet and below flood stage. Flooding is expected to expand into fields, woodlands and pastures at…

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Stories to watch: Nov. 2

It’s a rainy Monday in Northeast Georgia! We’ll be keeping you updated on the weather warnings throughout the area today. Election day is tomorrow in Northeast Georgia! Grady Newsource has a wrap-up of where you can vote and who’s on the ticket for each county. It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s Hunger Bowl with the Northeast Georgia Food Bank. Reporter Abby Jessen is getting an update on this year’s Hunger Bowl and where you can donate this season.  

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Weather update, cold front moving in

Despite the cooler start this morning, today’s temperatures will top out in the upper 70’s across north east Georgia with a high of 79 here in Athens. This afternoon and evening, a weak cold front will push in from the northwest bringing cloudy skies and small chance for showers this evening, mainly in far north Georgia. As the front continues to move through the area on Thursday we will remain mostly dry and overcast but we are looking at just a small chance of isolated showers mainly between 11am and 5pm. With winds…

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