by: By David Chandley Updated:ATLANTA,None — Summer 2010 draws to close Wednesday night with the autumnal equinox occurring at 11:09 p.m., signaling the season of fall.
The story of this summer -- heat -- and plenty of it.
For 82 days, the temperature in Atlanta hit 90 degrees or above.
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That mark ties us with 1954. The all-time record is 90 days back in 1980. On average, Atlanta has 37 days of 90+ degree days.
Even with all that searing heat, Atlanta only set one record high day this summer and that was on Tuesday when we tied the record high of 95 set back in 1925.
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There will be a huge pattern change this weekend with an decrease in the temperature and an increase in the rain chance.