Morning temperatures were already at or near the 80-degree mark across metro Atlanta Thursday, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Ashley Kramlich. If the city reaches 97 this afternoon, it would make Thursday the hottest day so far this year, Kramlich said, beating out the 96-degree high on July 1. The record high for this date is 100 degrees, set back in 1986.
At 91% humidity, the heat index will reach 104 degrees in the city, Kramlich said. Areas south and east of the metro are all under a heat advisory as they will see even higher feels-like temperatures. Some areas could see heat index values up to 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.