If you’re not near a pool or lake this weekend you may want to find one, ‘cause it’s gonna be hot.
Atlanta is expected to see record-setting temperatures through Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said.
Saturday’s high maxed out at 94 degrees in the city, surpassing a previous high set in 1960 by 1 degree.
Sunday and Monday, Walls said, are only expected to get hotter.
“Get ready for record-setting temperatures,” Walls said Saturday, “not only today, but Sunday into Memorial Day.”
Right now, it is 93 degrees in Atlanta.
The previous high for May 26 was 93 degrees set in 1936 and the previous high for the 27th was 95 degrees in 1916, Walls said. Temperatures the next couple days are expected to shatter each of those records by a couple of degrees.
With the humidity, the weather outside is expected to feel even hotter, so those heading out for the long weekend are urged to bring plenty of water and sunscreen and spend as much as time as possible in the shade.
To accommodate those unable to escape the heat this weekend, several Atlanta fire stations have opened cooling stations complete with air-conditioning and bottled water, Channel 2 reported.
The good news is that traffic shouldn’t be terrible until Monday, when families return from their Memorial Day vacations.
To help ease congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation has halted all construction-related lane closures on Atlanta interstates and near state tourist attractions and recreation centers through Tuesday morning.
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