Heat, Storms to Ramp Up in Atlanta Through Midweek

By , Meteorologist
August 20, 2014; 10:40 AM ET
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Heat will build in Atlanta by midweek with a return of highs in 90s and the continued threat of thunderstorms.

An area of high pressure will form over the southern states by midweek, and it will pump heat and humidity in from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Highs will climb into the mid-90s, reaching a bit above the normal high of 88 F, from Wednesday straight into late-week and the weekend. With humidity factored in, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will reach into the 100s during the afternoon hours each day.

The chance of an afternoon thunderstorm will remain Wednesday, but the threat for stormy weather is expected to subside through the weekend.

If you are enjoying outdoor activities, make sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

Also, stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™, since spotty storms may erupt and cause disruptions to outdoor events during the afternoons and evenings.

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