ATLANTA — Atlanta last hit 90° on August 1st. After a week in the 80s, temperatures are heading back to the 90s for the next 7 days.
The 11 Alive StormTrackers are tracking above-average high temperatures for the next week. Factoring in humidity, many days will feel like the mid to upper 90s.
Through August 7th, Atlanta has only seen 18 days at or above 90° in 2021.
On average, the capital of the Peach State reaches that threshold 47 days each year. This varies greatly from summer to summer, though. The record is 91 days in 2019. As a contrast, in 2003 we only hit the 90s 7 times. The record lowest number of 90° days for Atlanta is 2 in 1928 and 1967, years before Atlanta's booming growth pre-Olympics and beyond.
Atlanta is seeing more 90 degree days on average as our climate warms. This is reflected in NOAA's new climate normals, released this year after analyzing the latest three decade period.