Hot temps to stick around

Get used to the sunny and hot weather we had over Memorial Day weekend. It's going to be that way for a while.

Metro Atlanta's weather will be sunny, hot and dry this week, Channel 2 Action News Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said. An area of high pressure is sitting over the southeast, keeping the rain away. At 6 a.m Tuesday, temperatures were already in the mid-70s.

Burns right now is forecasting only a 20 percent chance, if that, of afternoon thunderstorms this week. The main storm track is over the northern plains instead, he said.

"We're in a very tranquil weather pattern right now," Burns said. The Climate Prediction Center indicates above average temperatures and very sparse rainfall for the next two weeks.

Highs on Tuesday are expected to be around 95 degrees. On Wednesday, the thermometer may climb as high as 97 degrees.

For the record, the first day of summer is still more than three weeks away.

Staff writer Christian Boone contributed to this article.