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- Atlanta reached 87 degrees.
- The old record, set in 1931, was 86.
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 should reach 84 degrees.