Hottest Week of the Year?
This week may be the hottest week of the year for us here in Georgia and much of the southeast. A large area of high pressure is forecast to form to our west and bring temperatures close to the century mark here in Georgia.
The Weather Prediction had this to say Monday morning in their Extended Forecast Discussion:
EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
I added temperature maps for 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. These are from the GFS forecast model and paint a pretty hot picture. According to the GFS, it appears that Thursday may be the hottest day for us with temperatures well into the upper 90's, with some places in central and south Georgia over 100 degrees. Look for the heat index to possibly reach 105-100 F in central to south Georgia.
I keep detailed day by day temperature readings here at DaculaWeather.com, and the longest streak of 90+ days this year was a 9 day stretch from June 15 through June 23, when I recorded a high of 94.8 F and an average high of 92.3 F. You can find all of this temperature data by clicking here. I also have a page with yearly highs and lows here. Both pages update shortly after midnight.
And as long as we're talking about temperatures, I have a page where you can find the highest highs and lowest lows for any area in the world. It's interesting to see what places are hot versus cold. If you look now, you'll find some pretty cold temperatures in Antarctica right now, and I like using this during the winter months. The link is here.
So far our high for the year (recorded here) was 95.7 F on July 2nd. Will we go higher than that this week? Any guesses how high we'll go?