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Another Code Orange Smog Alert

Another Code Orange Smog Alert

ATLANTA -- We've been hit with yet another Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday.

Under Code Orange conditions, being outside is considered unhealthy for children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease. Those people are advised to limit or avoid outdoor exertion during the late afternoon hours when ozone concentration is at its highest.

RELATED: Hour-by-hour weather forecast

Highs are expected to remain in the mid 90s under hot, hazy skies through the remainder of the week. There's a chance of storms by Friday and through the weekend, but our heatwave is expected to continue into next week.

Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Sarah Gates) Throughout the month of June, the sun isn’t the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled “Light Up Atlanta” will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute.

On Wednesday in a ceremony at Five Points, C.H. Briggs and MARTA will unveil glowing art installations made primarily of DuPont™ Corian® that will be on display at MARTA stations across the Atlanta. Each item in the exhibition was created by Atlanta-based architects and designers to celebrate the local creative community

C.H. Briggs, a leading local distributor of specialty building products, commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces—some illuminated— in six of the city’s busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Pizzerias

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Pizzerias

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local pizzerias. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Rated the top pizzeria in Atlanta, Antico Pizza Napoletana, has acquired a number of awards over the past five years. The owner of Antico was inspired to create his own pizza shop during a visit to his grandparent’s village outside of Naples Italy about five years ago. The restaurant is known for making true artisan pizza that requires a certain deliberate approach toward their actual crafting. The pizzas range from $18 to $22. The restaurant is located at 1093 Hemphill Avenue in Atlanta.

Elwood’s Pizza is known as the “best pizza in Brookhaven” the sauce and the crust is perfection according to some.

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.