Autumn may be just around the corner, but Atlanta has several 90-plus-degree days on tap this week.
The official start of fall is Monday, though we’ll likely break a few more heat records before the weather finally cools off, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said.
Atlanta typically reaches the 90-degree mark 37 days a year, but we’ve already hit it 79 times with no end in sight, she said.
Right now it is 88 degrees in Atlanta, and temperatures are expected to reach a toasty 89 degrees.
An area of high pressure is settling in over the Carolinas, blocking cooler air from the north from reaching Georgia as conditions remain warm and dry.
North Georgia has been unusually warm this year, Walls said, and 2019 could turn out to be one of the five hottest on record.
Unfortunately, the drier conditions will only prolong North Georgia’s drought.
“You know we really need the rain but at this point, rain chances are low,” Walls said.
For those willing to drive, however, the North Georgia mountains may feel more fall-like, with projected highs in the low to mid-80s.
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