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It’s not hard to see why it’s much hotter North than here, they have a dry layer of air at mid-levels providing ample sunshine while we have lots of moisture not only at the surface but in the mid-layers of the atmosphere providing more clouds and rain chances.  On top of that while our air mass is pure Gulf of Mexico tropical humidity, the air trajectories up North are tapping into some hot air from Texas and Oklahoma on a Southwest to NE air flow: FORECAST MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX LATE AFTERNOON NEXT COUPLE DAYS: But as I posted yesterday morning we ease back on the thermometer a little the next few days with the increased clouds and scattered thundershowers, then a major front next week brings relief from the abnormally high humidity we’ve had for weeks now.  See the frontal rain location Monday afternoon: Tuesday afternoon: The end of day Wednesday: FORECAST LOW TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Look at the change in dew point (surface moisture content of air) This weekend: FORECAST DEW POINTS THURSDAY MORNING: Certainly not dry air but much less humid to pair with lower temperatures. Look at total air moisture Tuesday: Compared to Thursday morning: Keep in the back of your mind that this time of year when a front gets into the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico a tropical system often develops on the old dying frontal boundary, something to watch next week and the week after. Nothing is shown by models yet.  For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

News

  • A man was hitting his wife Sunday morning when he was shot by her son, officials said. >> Read more trending news   Harris County deputies said the 17-year-old shot his stepfather around 2:20 a.m. while the man was beating the boy’s mother, KPRC reported.  The stepfather was flown to a hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown.  It is unclear if the teen will face any charges, KPRC reported. 
  • The reign of 'Avatar' as the top-grossing film of all time is over after a decade. 'Avengers: Endgame' has toppled James Cameron's sci-fi movie to become the highest-grossing box office film in the world.  Variety reported that the Disney and Marvel blockbuster has made more than $2.7902 billion at the global box office Sunday, surpassing the $2.7897 billion gross for 'Avatar.' The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. >> Read more trending news  “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights,' Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn said in a statement. 'Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s 'Avatar' remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.” In June, 'Endgame' returned to theaters with about six minutes of new footage in an effort to dethrone 'Avatar.' It was initially released in theaters in April. The news comes after a slate of new Marvel projects were announced at Comic-Con. A new ensemble franchise, 'Eternals,' was announced, with Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Angelina Jolie. Marvel dominates half of the top 10 highest-grossing films in the world. A list of the top 10 all-time worldwide box office grosses is below. 'Avengers: Endgame' - $2.7902 billion 'Avatar' - $2.7897 billion 'Titanic' - $2.1875 billion 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - $2.0682 billion 'Avengers: Infinity War' - $2.0484 billion 'Jurassic World' - $1.6717 billion 'Marvel's The Avengers' - $1.5188 billion 'Furious 7' - $1.5160 billion 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - $1.4054 billion 'Black Panther' - $1.3469 billion
  • One person was struck by lightning and seven others nearby were also injured by the impact Sunday, officials said.  >> Read more trending news  A group of people was at Clearwater Beach near Frenchy’s Rockaway restaurant when a man was struck by lightning around 12:42 p.m., causing him to have a heart attack, officials said.  He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, officials said. Another person was taken to a hospital with burn injuries. Three others were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Another three people refused transport. Lifeguards had left their towers around 12:30 p.m. as severe thunderstorms began to roll through the area.  “Beachgoers should take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present,” officials said.
  • The carcass of a minke whale washed up along a Massachusetts beach Friday.  >> Read more trending news   They are not endangered or threatened but the species of whale is part of an unusual mortality event since 2017, with 59 documented deaths along the Atlantic coast from Maine to South Carolina, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Fisheries. They are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Heavy equipment was needed to move the 23-foot marine mammal, considered a young adult, the Cape Cod Times reported. Minke are the smallest of what are considered the great whales. They grow up to 35 feet and weigh up to 20,000 pounds. Their common name comes from a Norwegian whaling spotter named “Meincke” who mistook a minke whale for a blue whale.  A necropsy will be performed Monday.
  • A Jersey Shore mayor is cracking down after hearing an overwhelming number of complaints about seagulls taking food from people along the beach and boardwalk, sometimes right out of their hands. >> Read more trending news   “Some people think it’s funny to feed the gulls and see them swarm,” Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian wrote in a letter Friday. “These birds have become very aggressive and pose a public safety hazard.”  It is against the law to feed them but the city is also looking into the feasibility of netting and other preventive measures, Gillian wrote.
  • Officials are offering a reward for information leading to the people who they say stole from a Walmart store and pointed a gun at a manager.  Three people — a man and two women — shoplifted from a Walmart in Conyers about 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.  When the man was confronted, he chambered a pistol and pointed it at a store manager, officials said. The three suspects got into a dark 4-door sedan and fled, authorities said.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Conyers police.  Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website. In other news: 
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It’s not hard to see why it’s much hotter North than here, they have a dry layer of air at mid-levels providing ample sunshine while we have lots of moisture not only at the surface but in the mid-layers of the atmosphere providing more clouds and rain chances.  On top of that while our air mass is pure Gulf of Mexico tropical humidity, the air trajectories up North are tapping into some hot air from Texas and Oklahoma on a Southwest to NE air flow: FORECAST MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX LATE AFTERNOON NEXT COUPLE DAYS: But as I posted yesterday morning we ease back on the thermometer a little the next few days with the increased clouds and scattered thundershowers, then a major front next week brings relief from the abnormally high humidity we’ve had for weeks now.  See the frontal rain location Monday afternoon: Tuesday afternoon: The end of day Wednesday: FORECAST LOW TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Look at the change in dew point (surface moisture content of air) This weekend: FORECAST DEW POINTS THURSDAY MORNING: Certainly not dry air but much less humid to pair with lower temperatures. Look at total air moisture Tuesday: Compared to Thursday morning: Keep in the back of your mind that this time of year when a front gets into the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico a tropical system often develops on the old dying frontal boundary, something to watch next week and the week after. Nothing is shown by models yet.  For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.
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It’s not hard to see why it’s much hotter North than here, they have a dry layer of air at mid-levels providing ample sunshine while we have lots of moisture not only at the surface but in the mid-layers of the atmosphere providing more clouds and rain chances.  On top of that while our air mass is pure Gulf of Mexico tropical humidity, the air trajectories up North are tapping into some hot air from Texas and Oklahoma on a Southwest to NE air flow: FORECAST MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX LATE AFTERNOON NEXT COUPLE DAYS: But as I posted yesterday morning we ease back on the thermometer a little the next few days with the increased clouds and scattered thundershowers, then a major front next week brings relief from the abnormally high humidity we’ve had for weeks now.  See the frontal rain location Monday afternoon: Tuesday afternoon: The end of day Wednesday: FORECAST LOW TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Look at the change in dew point (surface moisture content of air) This weekend: FORECAST DEW POINTS THURSDAY MORNING: Certainly not dry air but much less humid to pair with lower temperatures. Look at total air moisture Tuesday: Compared to Thursday morning: Keep in the back of your mind that this time of year when a front gets into the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico a tropical system often develops on the old dying frontal boundary, something to watch next week and the week after. Nothing is shown by models yet.  For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

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Atlanta Pollen Index

If you can’t see today’s pollen count on mobile, click here. Information: Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Pollen Counting Station The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma pollen count measures the number of pollen grains per cubic meter of air over the previous 24 hours. The National Allergy Bureau scale for tree pollens (spring allergens) is Low 0-14, Moderate 15-89, High 90-1499, Extremely High 1500+

News

  • A man was hitting his wife Sunday morning when he was shot by her son, officials said. >> Read more trending news   Harris County deputies said the 17-year-old shot his stepfather around 2:20 a.m. while the man was beating the boy’s mother, KPRC reported.  The stepfather was flown to a hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown.  It is unclear if the teen will face any charges, KPRC reported. 
  • The reign of 'Avatar' as the top-grossing film of all time is over after a decade. 'Avengers: Endgame' has toppled James Cameron's sci-fi movie to become the highest-grossing box office film in the world.  Variety reported that the Disney and Marvel blockbuster has made more than $2.7902 billion at the global box office Sunday, surpassing the $2.7897 billion gross for 'Avatar.' The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. >> Read more trending news  “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights,' Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn said in a statement. 'Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s 'Avatar' remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.” In June, 'Endgame' returned to theaters with about six minutes of new footage in an effort to dethrone 'Avatar.' It was initially released in theaters in April. The news comes after a slate of new Marvel projects were announced at Comic-Con. A new ensemble franchise, 'Eternals,' was announced, with Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Angelina Jolie. Marvel dominates half of the top 10 highest-grossing films in the world. A list of the top 10 all-time worldwide box office grosses is below. 'Avengers: Endgame' - $2.7902 billion 'Avatar' - $2.7897 billion 'Titanic' - $2.1875 billion 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - $2.0682 billion 'Avengers: Infinity War' - $2.0484 billion 'Jurassic World' - $1.6717 billion 'Marvel's The Avengers' - $1.5188 billion 'Furious 7' - $1.5160 billion 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - $1.4054 billion 'Black Panther' - $1.3469 billion
  • One person was struck by lightning and seven others nearby were also injured by the impact Sunday, officials said.  >> Read more trending news  A group of people was at Clearwater Beach near Frenchy’s Rockaway restaurant when a man was struck by lightning around 12:42 p.m., causing him to have a heart attack, officials said.  He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, officials said. Another person was taken to a hospital with burn injuries. Three others were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Another three people refused transport. Lifeguards had left their towers around 12:30 p.m. as severe thunderstorms began to roll through the area.  “Beachgoers should take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present,” officials said.
  • The carcass of a minke whale washed up along a Massachusetts beach Friday.  >> Read more trending news   They are not endangered or threatened but the species of whale is part of an unusual mortality event since 2017, with 59 documented deaths along the Atlantic coast from Maine to South Carolina, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Fisheries. They are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Heavy equipment was needed to move the 23-foot marine mammal, considered a young adult, the Cape Cod Times reported. Minke are the smallest of what are considered the great whales. They grow up to 35 feet and weigh up to 20,000 pounds. Their common name comes from a Norwegian whaling spotter named “Meincke” who mistook a minke whale for a blue whale.  A necropsy will be performed Monday.
  • A Jersey Shore mayor is cracking down after hearing an overwhelming number of complaints about seagulls taking food from people along the beach and boardwalk, sometimes right out of their hands. >> Read more trending news   “Some people think it’s funny to feed the gulls and see them swarm,” Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian wrote in a letter Friday. “These birds have become very aggressive and pose a public safety hazard.”  It is against the law to feed them but the city is also looking into the feasibility of netting and other preventive measures, Gillian wrote.
  • Officials are offering a reward for information leading to the people who they say stole from a Walmart store and pointed a gun at a manager.  Three people — a man and two women — shoplifted from a Walmart in Conyers about 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.  When the man was confronted, he chambered a pistol and pointed it at a store manager, officials said. The three suspects got into a dark 4-door sedan and fled, authorities said.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Conyers police.  Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website. In other news: