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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA

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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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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November 16 Weather Forecast

The smoke is still in the area from the wildfires and is likely continue for the next couple of days. Due to the smoke most of Georgia’s air quality is considered Unhealthy. This means you should LIMIT your outdoor activities. Tonight temperatures will range from the high-forties to high fifties. The smoke will remain throughout the evening. According to the National Weather service the smoke is likely to clear up for a few days around 2 PM tomorrow, and temperatures will be in the mid-seventies. Temperatures will be in the…

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“Unhealthy” Air Quality in Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Smoke continued to spread across Northeast Georgia Wednesday morning, obscuring the blue sky and causing health problems for people with asthma or lung conditions. In Rabun County, Georgia, the sheriff’s office is investigating two possible arson fires, including the so-called Rock Mountain Fire, which is listed as a “large fire” by the USDA Forest Service, according to Chief Investigator Jack Tanksley. Michael Becker from the Georgia Forestry Commission said that the winds today are west winds. This means that the wind will drift from the west to the east. He…

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall

The cool weather is finally here and the forecast is showing it is here to stay. The high temperature today is going to reach 69 degrees, significantly higher than yesterday. High Temperatures are going to be increasing daily as the week continues. If you are headed out to look at the super moon, make sure to grab a jacket. The low temperature for tonight is only 10 degrees above freezing, 42 degrees. Tomorrow, it is going to be cool in the morning, but temperatures are going to reach the high of…

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Weekly Weather Update for October 24th-28th

  This week: Sunny Skies! We’re expecting sunny to mostly sunny skies all week, little to no chance of precipitation, and warmer than average temperatures. Grady Newsource has your 5 day forecast to keep you prepared all week. Watch the full report here, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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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