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Frost Advisory for metro Atlanta overnight


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Frost Advisory from 10 p.m., Friday until 9 a.m., Saturday.

The watch area covers most areas of north and central Georgia south of a line from Ellijay to Hiawassee, and north of a line from Rochelle to Dublin to Louisville. This includes all of metro Atlanta.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower to mid 30s. Frost may damage or kill sensitive plants in the advisory area.

On Saturday, temperatures are expected to rise back to near 60 degrees under sunny skies.



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Freeze Warning in effect for north Ga. counties


ATLANTA (WXIA) – A freeze warning will last until Monday morning in north Georgia, with temperatures throughout the viewing area expected to reach the low 30s.

Solar storm headed for Earth

Solar storm headed for Earth

(USA Today) -- A solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday afternoon could wreak havoc with communications systems and power systems on the Earth, as well as with satellites in orbit, in coming days.

Forecasters with NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center said the flare already "caused impacts to high-frequency radio communications on Earth today," according to NOAA. "A coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with this event is likely, but further analysis is necessary to determine whether it will produce geomagnetic storming on Earth."

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

What do you need to know to prepare and protect yourself and your family should a disaster occur?

BBB provides important information from Ready.gov and FEMA to help you prepare and protect your family during a disaster.  Although nothing really prepares you for what happens when a disaster strikes, you can take measures to be better prepared.

BBB, Ready.gov and FEMA provide the following tips to prepare and protect your family during a disaster:

Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday morning increased to near 60 mph. The National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and Cristobal could become a hurricane in the next few days.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Cristobal is centered about 120 miles east-northeast of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas and is moving north-northeast at 2 mph.

Phoenix-area roadways deluged by flash floods


PHOENIX (AZCentral) -- Heavy wet storms blew through parts of metro Phoenix on Tuesday morning, closing Interstate 17 in a river of mud and trapping motorists, as authorities responded to multiple water rescue scenes involving stuck drivers elsewhere.

Meteorologists say the heaviest of the storms has passed but that rain is expected to fall into the early afternoon, and residents of Black Canyon City, north of Phoenix, were advised to prepare for evacuations from rising waters. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for the River's Edge Trailer Park by 11 a.m. and a shelter at Canyon Elementary School was expected to open by noon.

Rock slides were also reported in the area, according to Yavapai County officials.

The rains, flooding and debris forced authorities to close or restrict traffic on nearly two dozen roadways in Maricopa County on Tuesday morning.

CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert issued again

CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert issued again

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect for Atlanta today.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued the warning which means the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Under Code Orange conditions the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease.

You should limit outdoor activities during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.