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Food Truck Wednesday Line-Up has been announced

Food Truck Wednesday Line-Up has been announced

Atlanta, GA --  Regina Brewer says, "We've got Tex's Tacos, Yumbii, Good Food Truck, King of Pops, and Jake's on for this week.  11am - 2pm, be there or be hungry!"

 

Temps above normal, rain below normal in May

Temps above normal, rain below normal in May

ATLANTA - Temperatures across the state of Georgia were above normal for the fourth straight month in May, according to the state climatologist's office.

In Atlanta, the average temperature was 1.1 degrees above normal, while elsewhere in the state, the difference was more pronounced with temperatures in Valdosta running has high as 2.7 degrees above normal. This made this spring the ninth warmest in Atlanta since 1878, when such records began being kept by officials.

Rain has been scarce across the state - so much so, that according to the state climatologist's office, a drought, which had been previously confined to the southernmost portions of the state, expanded northward. The south-central and southwestern portions of the state were the driest areas.

Much of the rain that did fall, came in the form of scattered thunderstorms, and the amounts that fell, were, much like the storms they came from, were varied and scattered.

Things to Avoid When Holding an Open House

This weekend was national open house weekend. I had the opportunity to see an open house go wrong in a million dollar neighborhood, so I'm going to share some pointers to help your open house go smoothly.

1. Ensure that there are no malfunctions with the home. A defective air conditioner ruins the experience for everyone including the agent. You do not want the agent to be in a bad mood!

2. Have an agent who will not push prizes, giveaways, or follow prospective buyers as they look at the house. The idea is to make everyone comfortable and the way to do that is by making all information readilly available and be available to answer questions.

3. Have drinks and/or snacks on hand, especially on a hot afternoon. At a minimum, bottles icewater and soda is a must.

Yet another Code Orange smog alert day on Sunday

Yet another Code Orange smog alert day on Sunday

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta is facing yet another day under a Code Orange smog alert on Sunday.

Under code orange conditions, the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease should limit prolonged exposure during late afternoon or early evening hours when ozone concentrations are at their highest.

Motorists are advised to fill their tanks up early in the day, as later in the day, fill-ups can contribute to the additional ozone in the air. If you can at all avoid driving, you're advised to take mass transit to get to where you need to go, which will also lessen the smog in the air.

Temperatures in Metro Atlanta are expected to remain in the mid to upper 90s, with heat index figures approaching 100. Those conditions will continue to promote smoggy skies across the area through the weekend.

Copper thieves close 2 Atlanta pools, leave kids steaming

Copper thieves close 2 Atlanta pools, leave kids steaming

ATLANTA -- It is minutes before closing time at the Candler Park pool.

And it's still close to a hundred degrees outside the water.

That's why the kids are squeezing every drop of fun out of their time here before the whistle blows.

Heat, smog, thunderstorms for Metro Atlanta on Friday

Heat, smog, thunderstorms for Metro Atlanta on Friday

ATLANTA -- Hot weather continues to bake Metro Atlanta and the Southeastern states as everyone hustles to find a way to stay cool.

Continued hot and more humid weather spreading into Georgia from the Gulf Coast could bring pop-up thunderstorms to the area Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Any storms that come up will likely be slow-moving and drench the areas affected. Those storms would also likely have vivid lightning and small hail.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Blues, Festivals and Museums

WEEKEND EVENTS: Blues, Festivals and Museums

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Popular inTown hideout, the Virginia Highlands neighborhood, is hosting their 28th Annual Summerfest on Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes Ed Rowland’s Sweet Tea Project and Marcy Playground. The festival will be held on Virginia and N. Highland Avenues. For more information visit them online.

The 15th Annual Atlanta Tattoo Arts Festival will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Perimeter, this weekend. The festival is being presented by Sacred Heart Tattoo and is described as a three-day festival offering “world-class tattoo artists, live tattooing, seminars, vendors, contests, food, drink and a lot more”.