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FIRST ALERT: Record-Breaking Heat & Air Quality Alert Today

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:36 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Record heat in store today with highs near 100 degrees this afternoon.

Wednesday Forecast: Sunny and very hot.

High: 99° Record High: 98° Average High: 88° Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunny and extremely hot.
Sunny and extremely hot.(cbs46)

What You Need to Know:

A cod orange Air Quality Alert is in effect today, meaning those with heart and lung disease, and people over the age of 75 should limit time outside this afternoon due to potentially dangerous aerosols.

Code Orange this afternoon.
Code Orange this afternoon.(cbs46)

A weak cold front drops in tomorrow, bringing us higher humidity and stray showers through the afternoon. It will feel hotter outside because of the increased humidity.

Not as hot by this weekend.
Not as hot by this weekend.(cbs46)
Stray T-Showers possible
Stray T-Showers possible(cbs46)

The good news is by this weekend, high temps drop into the low 90s and higher rain chances are expected.

Not as hot by this weekend.
Not as hot by this weekend.(cbs46)