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Thursday could be warmest day of the year in Atlanta

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Thursday could be the hottest day of the year in Atlanta.

So far, the hottest temperature in Atlanta this year is 87 degrees from April 29. With highs forecast to reach into the upper 80's, Thursday could become the hottest day so far, or come close. 

Above average, not record-breaking

Thursday's high will certainly be above average. Atlanta is typically in the upper 70's so afternoon temperatures will be nearly 10 degrees warmer than normal. However, while above average, the high will be short of a record. The record high for May 11 is 93 degrees from 1916.

Hottest days this year in Atlanta

  • 87° on April 29
  • 86° on May 10
  • 86° on March 21
  • 85° on May 9
  • 85° on April 21
  • 85° on Mar 29

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