ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) After smashing record highs in September and the first two days of this month, we could see the highest temperature ever recorded in the state in October.

Highs could reach 98 degrees Thursday, which would smash the previous record high of 94. We're also in the midst of an extreme drought and, as CBS46 Meteorologist Molly McCollum says, October is the driest month of the year.

The heat also comes as the Atlanta Braves get set to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 and 2 of the Major League Baseball Division Series at Suntrust Park.

Tonight could be one of the top five hottest starts to a MLB playoff game in history! 

Record highs were set for the first two days of October and we can expect the same for the next two days.

A cool down finally comes on Saturday, with temperatures plunging into the 80's for the foreseeable future.

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