Atlanta breaks 86-year-old record, reaches 87 degrees 

Atlanta breaks 86-year-old record, reaches 87 degrees 

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  • Atlanta reached 87 degrees. 
  • The old record, set in 1931, was 86.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High: 87

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 66

Tomorrow: Isolated showers. High: 83

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

Put away that sweater. 

Atlanta reached 87 degrees Thursday afternoon, surpassing an 86-year-old record.

That record high for this day, set in 1931, was 86 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

The current temperature is 85 degrees. 

“It’s a gorgeous start to the evening,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said. “Even though it’s much warmer, the humidity is lower than (Wednesday).” 

But beautiful skies won’t last.


Cooler air should enter Atlanta on Friday, when there is a 20 percent chance of rain. Isolated showers should hit the metro area by 5 p.m. 

Temperatures should not reach record-breaking highs, but expect summer-like weather to stay. 

Atlanta reached 87 degrees Thursday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Atlanta should reach 84 degrees. 

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