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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Atlanta, De Kalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK)

Lat: 33.88°NLon: 84.3°WElev: 1001ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity Light Rain Fog/Mist

73°F

23°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1013.9 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 4:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Alpharetta GA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Labor Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Alpharetta GA
 34.06°N 84.27°W
2:00 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
5pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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