The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Saturday May 12. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality 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 outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest. For additional information on the Air Quality Index, please visit http://airnow.gov.
Sunny and warm for Mother’s Day weekend with highs in the low 90s. Looking ahead: More widespread showers and storms are possible Tuesday through Thursday as a low pressure system moves northward across the area.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.