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Summer Heat Here to Stay

For our viewers in North Georgia and Athens, we have seen a gradual increase in both temperature and humidity to go along with the clear skies. But not as hot as it was 11 years ago today that Athens reached its highest official temperature ever recorded at 109 degrees in 2012. While it won't get this hot this upcoming weekend, it will surely feel like it. As we head into the overnight hours in Athens, we expect partly cloudy conditions with a chance for a stray shower with the low going into the upper 60's to low 70's. For tomorrow, sunny skies will be present along with the chance for a scattered shower in the afternoon and the high will hover in the mid 90's.

For North Georgia, we expect to see similar conditions. Going into the overnight hours, we expect to see partly cloudy skies while some hazy conditions may intrude into the area later in the night. The low will be in the upper 60's. For tomorrow, sunny skies will be present throughout the day with the chance of an afternoon thunderstorm and the high will rise into the lower to mid 90's.

As we look ahead to this weekend, a gradual rise in temperatures will continue, with highs peaking into the upper 90's to low 100's. Factor in humidity and the heat index will rise to the mid to upper 100's, with some places even being hotter. So remember to drink plenty of fluids, stay shaded and limit strenuous activity outdoors, especially in the afternoon. Have a wonderful weekend!

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