Atlanta ties 132-year record of days without measurable rain

ATLANTA — Friday morning Atlanta officially tied the 132-year record for the number of days without measurable rain.

The 39-day record was set in 1884.

The current streak, which began on October 17, is expected to break the record, lasting at least 42 days.

Meteorologist Brian Monahan says the best chance of rain in more than a month moves in next week.


A slow-moving front is expected to bring rain to north Georgia Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday of next week. It could bring more than an inch of rain to parts of north Georgia.

Before the rain moves in, north Georgia will enjoy a nice weekend. Friday temperatures rose into the 70s in some areas.

Cooler and drier air moves in this weekend bringing highs in the low to mid 60s with morning lows in the 30s and 40s.