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The day the earth shook Athens

The day the earth shook Athens

Athens, Ga. -- Around 1:30 this afternoon, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit central Virginia.

Read about the quake here

Tremors were felt as far north as Toronto, as far west as Indianapolis and as far south as Metro Atlanta.

Athens residents had this to say about the effects of the quake:

Felt the building shake a bit. --  Tracy

I was upstairs in our two story house. I heard a loud shaking noise. It sounded like a dryer that was off balance. The pictures on the wall were shaking and hitting the wall. They were thrown off balance.

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.

Falling trees can injure and kill

Falling trees can injure and kill

ATLANTA -- Another round of storms means another round of fallen trees in Metro Atlanta.

LaShaundra Stansel is recovering after a huge tree crushed her car as she was driving home Sunday night on Henderson Mill Road.

"I saw the tree falling.  I tried to swerve, but I felt it as it came down across my seat and the passenger's seat," said Stansel.

Stansel managed to duck right before the tree struck and walked away from the accident with a split lip and a large bump on her forehead.

Not everyone has been so lucky this season.

More storms eye Metro Atlanta

More storms eye Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Another band of showers and storms will likely move into Metro Atlanta Thursday evening.  Showers and storms will become more widely scattered than Wednesday's storms, but a few storms will still be capable of packing a wallop with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, hail, and frequent lightning.

The forecast is calling for a general risk for a strong thunderstorm or two across northern and central Georgia.  However the Storm Prediction Center has placed a small portion of eastern Georgia in a slight risk zone for severe storms.

Forecast models indicate the possibility for new rainfall totals ranging from 1/4" to 3/4" rainfall and isolated spots receiving over 2 inches by Friday morning.

Tuesday 6/14 Weather Update

Atlanta, GA -- Chesley McNeil gives us the Tuesday morning weather update.  This morning is starting out pretty cool, but it is sure to get hot a little bit later. See the video for more.

Today's Weather

Atlanta --  Today-Mostly sunny and hot.  Highs near 93.  There is a code orange smog alert in effect.

Tonight-Staying warm.  Evening temps in the 80s.  Lows drop to 69 by morning.

Tuesday-Partly cloudy and continued hot.  Highs up to 93.