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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot stretch starts on Wednesday; Weekend storms possible

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 11:25 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The last 90° day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was on August 27, 2021. The temperature may touch 90° on Wednesday afternoon. The record high for the date is 92° most recently set in 1996.

The high will be in the upper 80s to low 90s Thursday through Saturday. A heat wave (three straight 90° days) is possible. There have been May heat waves in Atlanta three of the last four years. There is a low risk of any rain through Friday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible on Saturday.

There is a better chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday as it turns cooler with highs in the low 80s. It will stay in the upper 70s to low 80s early next week.