"With hot air at the surface and warm air aloft, the thunderstorm machine will take a break today," said Chandley.
The forecast high for Atlanta is 97 degrees -- the record high is 98 set in 1986. Athens should top 100 degrees. Their record high is 102 set in 1999.
There is a heat advisory for parts of east Georgia including Athens, Madison and Eatonton for heat index values topping 105.
Chandley said there is just a slight risk for thunderstorms this weekend, as highs will hold in the mid-90s.