After a week of sizzling heat featuring daytime highs in the mid to upper 90s -- including a daily record high of 99 degrees on Wednesday -- a cold front will bring refreshingly cool and dry air to Metro Atlanta this weekend.
Happy Father's Day, Dad! I got you a Cold Front this year! When I say cooler, drier air is coming this weekend, I mean it will be COOLER and DRIER this weekend! As in... afternoon highs drop 5-10 degrees, and dewpoints drop into the 40s and 50s! #ATLwx #GAwx pic.twitter.com/IhgfmI2tyR— Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWSBwx) June 16, 2022
Translating the science into layman's terms: It's going to feel like Nicolas Cage stepping off of an airplane. #ATLwx #GAwx https://t.co/RbsEc1ZyNH pic.twitter.com/yxf7z98jWs— Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWSBwx) June 16, 2022
However, this welcomed change will only last through the weekend.
By Monday, a ridge of high pressure will move over the Midwest and park over the South through the rest of the week, sending temperatures back into the upper 90s to 100s.
The difference between this week’s heat and next week’s situation is the humidity. The dry air moving in this weekend will be trapped by the ridge, so while the temperatures will climb, thankfully heat index values will not be nearly as high as the week before.
Still, hot is HOT! Be sure to maintain heat safety precautions throughout the week.
Everyone is at risk from the dangers of extreme heat, but these groups are more vulnerable than most. Ensure that your loved ones and neighbors are safe from the heat and remain #WeatherReady. https://t.co/em4Ggnzjxq pic.twitter.com/bD3LchkeUL— National Weather Service (@NWS) June 16, 2022
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