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Photo: Hail in Danville

Photo: Hail in Danville

Taken Thursday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. by Mike Sheppard.

Thunderstorm Warning Until 4:30

Thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. for Bleckley, Houston and Twiggs counties.

Fair Opens Monday at Noon Despite Rain

Fair Opens Monday at Noon Despite Rain

The Midway WILL open at noon today! Rides only stop when when thunder and lightning are present. There are a few rides which are impeded by a steady rain:
- Ring of Fire
- Zipper
- Ferris Wheels
- Slides

--Georgia National Fair

It's a Beautiful Day for the Fair!

It's a Beautiful Day for the Fair!

The fair opens in three hours!

When are you going?

Be sure to check out our guide to the fair.

 

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Your Guide: Georgia National Fair

Georgia National Fair is set for October 6-16 this year.

October 6 opening day: Sneak-a-Peek Day

             Open 3-10 p.m.

             Admission $5, kids (10 & under) get in free with a paying adult.

Pay-One-Price Rides: Open 3:00 pm; $13.00 unlimited rides.

Opening ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

October 7-October 16 Scheduled Events:

Admission:

Red Cross of Central Ga. Deploys for Hurricane Irene

The Red Cross of Central Georgia moves volunteers, vehicles and supplies in order to respond to what is predicted to be the largest storm to hit the East Coast in more than 70 years.

Photos: A watch on the beaches in Jacksonville.

That's according to a Red Cross news release.

 

A hurricane watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast and the Red Cross has opened shelters in the state as evacuation orders go into effect.

In addition, more than 200 Red Cross mobile feeding vehicles are heading towards the coast to help people in the path of the storm, the release says.

The Pros and Cons of Summer

The Pros and Cons of Summer

We are finally halfway through the summer season! I know lots of people are looking forward to fall and winter because they want cooler weather, but there are SOME things about summer that I really like. I thought I would start a list of the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Going to the beach and/or hanging out at the pool
  • Ice cream galore
  • Fresh fruit and veggies
  • More sunlight= longer days

Cons

  • Oppressive heat & unbearable humidity
  • Longer days=harder for me and the rest of the morning crew to get to bed on time!
  • Most of rain is in the form of pop-up afternoon storms, which is not good for the drought because it typically isn’t widespread!

What are your favorite things about summer? Least favorite things?

 

--Meteorologist Sonya Stevens