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Heat advisory, air quality alert Tuesday

ATLANTA -- A heat advisory and air quality alert have been issued for Metro Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. 

Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far, with a high around 98 degrees. Factoring in the humidity, the heat index will be around 105 or higher.

Here is the official advisory from the National Weather Service, including the counties that are in the advisory.

Another hot week predicted for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - More temperatures well into the 90s are forecast for Georgia this week.

Except for slightly cooler weather in the mountains, the National Weather Service says Georgians can expect highs in the 90s at least through Thursday. The weather service is calling for highs in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday.

Forecasters say there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms around the state every day this week.

The good news for metro Atlanta is the state's Environmental Protection Division expects air quality to be moderate on Monday.

Another hot week predicted for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - More temperatures well into the 90s are forecast for Georgia this week.

Except for slightly cooler weather in the mountains, the National Weather Service says Georgians can expect highs in the 90s at least through Thursday. The weather service is calling for highs in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday.

Forecasters say there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms around the state every day this week.

The good news for metro Atlanta is the state's Environmental Protection Division expects air quality to be moderate on Monday.

Use the homefield advantage to get around weekend gridlock

ATLANTA -- Despite lots of traffic this weekend, you can use the home-field advantage to get around. Jim Basile has the latest information on the construction zones and where you can go to get around them.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Old Dixie Hwy (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd (Exit 231)
9 pm Fri - 5 am Sat
2 left lanes Traffic will be Paced

Southbound Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy (Exit 237) and follow westbound to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right . Follow Old Dixie Hwy across I-75 where it becomes Tara Blvd. Follow Tara Blvd. to Mt Zion Road and turn left. Follow Mt Zion Road to Mt. Zion Blvd . Turn left on Mt Zion Blvd and follow back to I-75 Southbound.

Coweta

I-85 SB from 1 mile South of Collinsworth Rd (MP 55) to SR 154 (MP 51)
8 pm Fri - 6 am Mon
2 right lane

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

ATLANTA -- A spokeswoman for the state attorney general says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the state's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect.

Spokeswoman Lauren Kane says the notice was filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, but has not yet been filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The office will file court papers outlining the state's objections to last week's ruling.

The decision from federal Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request filed by civil liberties groups to block two sections of the law from taking effect until a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality has been resolved.

Other parts of the law, passed by the Georgia Legislature this year, took effect Friday.

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

ATLANTA -- A spokeswoman for the state attorney general says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the state's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect.

Spokeswoman Lauren Kane says the notice was filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, but has not yet been filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The office will file court papers outlining the state's objections to last week's ruling.

The decision from federal Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request filed by civil liberties groups to block two sections of the law from taking effect until a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality has been resolved.

Other parts of the law, passed by the Georgia Legislature this year, took effect Friday.

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.