If you can’t remember a December ever being so wet and warm, you’re right — unless you were around in 1919.
That year, Atlanta had a record 12.94 inches of rain in December, according Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz. Late Thursday, 12.29 inches of rain had fallen this December, and the forecast was a dry one for the rest of New Year’s Eve.
But, December 2015 will go down in history for being the warmest ever.
The warmest December had an average temperature of 57.2 degrees in 1889, Nitz said. The final number won’t be known until Jan. 1, but it was a balmy 57.5 degrees on average for most of December 2015. The normal December temperature averages 45.3 degrees.
The new year will bring cooler weather, but a drier forecast, Nitz said.
High temperatures will reach the low 50s Friday through Sunday before dipping into the lower 30s at night, Nitz said. Cloudly skies on Friday will clear for the weekend followed by sunshine that will last through the beginning of the workweek.