Near-record heat to stick around the next few days

ATLANTA — After two days of record-breaking temperatures, Monday continued the heat streak with a near-record 94 degrees.

The record of today stands at 95 degrees, said Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan

Those hot temperatures are expected to stick around for a few more days as well.

"We've already been as hot so far this year as we have gotten all of last year," Monahan said.


We're still about a month away from the official start to summer.

It will be a hot, dry evening ahead for the rest of your Memorial Day, with temps only dipping to about 82 by 11 p.m.

The strong front of high pressure that has brought record-breaking heat to north Georgia will remain stagnant across the southeast over the next few days.

There will be a bit of a change in the jet stream by the end of the week, which will allow a better chance for rain and slightly cooler temperatures.

Temperatures will remain in the mid-90s through at least Wednesday, the low 90s by Friday and then could dip into the high 80s by the weekend.

Open cooling stations 
The city of South Fulton has turned its fire stations into cooling stations this toasty Memorial Day weekend.
Each of the eight firehouses is expected to offer bottled water, clean bathrooms and plenty of air-conditioning.


• Fire Station 2, 4121 Cascade Road SW in Atlanta

• Fire Station 3, 4035 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park

• Fire Station 5, 3175 Bethsaida Road in Fairburn

• Fire Station 7, 5965 Buffington Road in College Park

• Fire Station 11, 4760 Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta

• Fire Station 13, 5890 Plummer Road in Atlanta

• Fire Station 15, 6720 Cedar Grove Road in Fairburn

• Fire Station 17, 8675 Ridge Road in Fairburn

What Can You Get Only By Watching Channel 2 Action News?

1. Updated hour-by-hour temperature forecast showing climbing temperatures through the 90s.

2. Updated forecast map showing high pressure anchored over the southeast, keeping it dry for north Georgia.

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