THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Sunshine all day as temps soar into 90s

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

You might want to take a second look at your calendar. With the temperatures in Thursday’s forecast, you won’t believe it’s September.

“It’s going to feel like summer right into Labor Day weekend,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

For the moment, conditions throughout metro Atlanta are comfortable. Temperatures are nestled in the low and mid-70s, and humidity is at 86%.

Dry air lingering overhead will keep the weather nice throughout the day, according to Nitz.

“That’s going to mean few clouds, low humidity, lots of sunshine, and we’re going to heat up,” he said.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 86 degrees. Temperatures in Atlanta are expected to reach that number by noon and top out at 92 degrees by 4 p.m., according to Nitz.

Areas surrounding the metro area will be even hotter. Athens is expected to reach 94 degrees and Eatonton could reach 96 degrees.

“This is not heat index. This is actual air temperature,” Nitz said.

He added it’s “very unlikely you’ll see any wet weather” with just a 10% chance of rain in the forecast.

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Conditions are nice for the morning commute, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. There aren’t any trouble spots on major interstates.

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