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Code orange air quality Thursday as highs climb into the mid and upper 90s

It will be a hot but dry Thursday as temps climb in the mid to upper 90s

ATLANTA — QUICK FORECAST:
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Low: 74
Thursday: Hazy and hot. High: 97. Heat Index 97 - 102.
Friday: Sunny and hazy with near record heat. High: 98. Heat index 99 - 105.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and hot. High: 95.
 

DISCUSSION:

Hot, hot, hot! The hottest temps of the year so far can be expected for Georgia the rest of the week.

Highs Thursday and Friday will climb into the mid to upper 90s with the heat index around 100.

Thursday won't be quite as humid, but the combination of hot weather and light winds will make for less than ideal air quality. There's a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday afternoon. If you have a respiratory condition like asthma or emphysema, avoid spending time outdoors. 

Credit: WXIA

Thursday will stay dry across North Georgia with more sunshine than clouds and a haze in the sky as well.

Credit: WXIA

Temps will be even hotter on Friday, potentially tying the record from 1986. This weekend's high temps will be in the low and mid 90s. 

Credit: WXIA

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