If you thought last summer was a hot one, get a load of what’s expected this weekend.
According to the Weather Channel Tuesday afternoon, Friday’s high temperature is expected to reach 103. That's followed by forecasts of 103 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday.
AccuWeather.com says it won't be quite so hot; Saturday will be a record-breaking 101.
WSB Radio meteorologist Kirk Mellish wrote in his weather blog that he expects temps to be 96 to 101 Friday through Monday in metro Atlanta in what he called possibly the hottest stretch of weather in five years.
No matter which weather forecast you believe, it's gonna be the hottest weather of the year beginning Friday. We may be used to stifling heat mixed into our summers, but this is ridiculous.
Last year’s official hottest day for Atlanta was 99 on Aug. 26 (Weather Underground says it was 100 on Aug. 3 at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport, however). Mellish wrote that the last time Atlanta officially reached triple digits was in August 2007, when we had nine days over 100.
And to make matters worse, the same high-pressure ridge that will keep us hot under the collar also will prevent Tropical Storm Debby from bringing us beneficial rain.