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- The high in metro Atlanta was 84 degrees.
- That ties the record set in 1989.
- For the second consecutive day, the pollen count surpassed 2,000.
Today: Partly cloudy. Warm. High: 83
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 59
Tomorrow: Storms possible. High: 80
» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.
It was hot enough Wednesday afternoon in metro Atlanta to tie a record set in 1989, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists said.
Temperatures reached 84 degrees on a day when the average high is 68, Channel 2 reported.
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Current temps are 78 degrees in Atlanta, 70 in Calhoun and 72 in LaGrange, Channel 2 reported.
Temps are expected to return to the 80s Thursday, when there is also a marginal risk for severe storms, damaging winds and lightning Thursday night into Friday morning.
Metro Atlanta faces a 30 percent rain chance Thursday and an 80 percent chance Friday, Channel 2 reported.
For allergy sufferers, the rain can’t come fast enough. For the second consecutive day, the pollen count surpassed 2,000.
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There are 2,204 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air today, down from 2,587 on Monday, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma.
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