Back to 91 degrees: It hasn’t been this hot in October since ...

Thursday reached a scorching 91 degrees, which tied the record high for this date.
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Thursday reached a scorching 91 degrees, which tied the record high for this date.

Can you remember the last time Atlanta was this hot in October?

Here’s a hint: Have you ever seen “Back to the Future”? Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955, which is almost the magic number, but we’re still one year short.

That’s right — Atlanta is enduring the hottest October since 1954, which was 64 years ago.

Thursday reached a scorching 91 degrees, which tied the record high for this date.

 

But we’re not only tying records. We’re breaking them.

Atlanta hasn’t dipped below 60 degrees for 152 consecutive days, which smashed the record of 136 days in 2002.

“The trend is for above-normal temperatures to take us though the 17th of October, so it’s going to be hot,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. “Keep your summer gear handy. You don’t need to put it away anytime soon.”

Friday and Saturday should both reach 90 degrees, but that’s likely not good enough to beat 1954. The record high for both dates is 95 degrees, so the city’s record-breaking and tying is likely over for now.

However, don’t break out your fall flannels or put away your flip-flops yet. At this rate, you might not need them until Thanksgiving.

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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