Oconee to See Temperatures Topping 100 This Weekend
The Weather Channel predicts it'll be 105 on Friday and Saturday; possibly the hottest temps in five years.
If you thought last summer was a hot one, get a load of what’s expected this weekend.
According to the Weather Channel on Tuesday afternoon, Friday’s high temperature in Watkinsville is expected to reach 105. That's followed by forecasts of 105 on Saturday and 104 on Sunday.
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WSB Radio meteorologist Kirk Mellish wrote in his weather blog that he expects temps to be 96 to 101 Friday through Monday in metro Atlanta in what he called possibly the hottest stretch of weather in five years.
Last year’s official hottest day for Atlanta was 99 on Aug. 26 (Weather Underground says it was 100 on Aug. 3 at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport, however). Mellish wrote that the last time Atlanta officially reached triple digits was in August 2007, when we had nine days over 100.
And to make matters worse, the same high-pressure ridge that will keep us hot under the collar also will prevent Tropical Depression Debby from bringing us beneficial rain.