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Near record heat this week

Near record heat this week

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is flirting with record heat this week. Temperatures are running about 10 degrees above average Tuesday. Wednesday will be even hotter.

Tuesday's high will top off at 93 degrees.  The average high for May 30 is 83 degrees, so we will be about 10 degrees above average.

The record for Tuesday's date is 95 degrees, set in 1953. The record for Athens is 100. We'll stay just below those records with a high in Atlanta of 93.  Athens will move up to 95.

It will be even hotter on Wednesday. Atlanta's high will be 95. The record for Atlanta on Wednesday is 97. Once again, we will be about 2 degrees lower than the record for the date.

There will be record heat stretching from the South to the North in the eastern part of the country.

Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

You can now have a weather radio on your iphone or ipad to alert you of severe weather in your area.  It will even follow your phone and alert you to severe weather when you are traveling. 11Alive Weather Information Zone is now available in your pocket at all times with this FREE iMap Weather Radio! 

They are offering it FREE today only.  After today, it will be $9.99.  You can search "iMap Weather Radio" at the app store, or go to  http://weatherradioday.com/ . After downloading, click 11Alive as your media provider. 

By clicking 11Alive as your media provider, every time you receive a warning, the 11Alive WIZ logo will appear with the weather information.

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.

Fulton County School System Decides Make-Up Days

Fulton County School System Decides Make-Up Days

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Due to last week's winter weather and school closures, the Fulton County School System will hold two instructional make-up days for students and teaching staff.

Additional make-up workdays will be held for county teachers.

The two make-up days for students will be Friday, Mar. 11 (originally scheduled as a teacher workday) and Friday, Apr. 22 (originally scheduled as a day off for both students and teachers).

To meet contract requirements, teachers will have a workday on Monday, Feb. 21, which was previously a student/teacher holiday, and will also work on Friday, Apr. 22. In addition, there will be two post-planning days on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3.

State board of education rules allow "forgiveness" for up to four weather days during the school year.