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Code orange smog alert issued

Code orange smog alert issued

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Environmental Protection Division says the Air Quality Index for Metro Atlanta is 101 on Monday. 


The EPD says the figure means Atlanta's air is unhealthy for sensitive groups, and it's issued an orange smog alert for the area.


The agency says children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease should limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.


High temperatures are expected to be in the 80s on Monday and approaching 90 on Tuesday.

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

ATLANTA -- The two-story WIZometer is on the 11Alive porch.

Our colossal WIZometer is saved for a select few Fridays -- the ones that mark the start of near-perfect weekends.

Friday and Saturday are both 11s on the WIZometer, with highs at or near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a 10, with a high of 72 and a low of 55.

Get outside this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of spring!

All local Rita's locations will be giving away free Italian ice, and the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon will be off and running on Sunday, Mar.

Heavy Rains Expected to Last thru the Early Afternoon

Heavy Rains Expected to Last thru the Early Afternoon

Atlanta, GA--  A Flood Watch has been put in place for the Great Atlanta area that will last until Thursday early afternoon.

Heavy rains began to come down in the area during the 10 a.m. hour and will continue to taper off for the next 3-4 hours.  

11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil says the rain is expected to move through the area by late Wednesday afternoon, with clearing skies and colder conditions overnight. Lows tonight are expected down to 45, with a highs tomorrow in the low 50s. By the weekend, temperatures are expected to moderate in to the 60s.

Expect flooding in the usual areas within your respective communities.

See Atlanta's Christmas Snow Photos

See Atlanta's Christmas Snow Photos

Atlanta, GA--  It was the 1st snow on Christmas Day in the Metro Atlanta area in more than 100 years. 

A number of our readers and viewers sent in their favorite pictures from the special Christmas surprise.

Send in yours and see the entire gallery by clicking here.