Tropical system Debby will be drifting slowly from the Gulf of Mexico across northern Florida to off the Georgia coast by this weekend.
Last year the highest official temperature in Atlanta was 99 on August 26th. The last time Atlanta officially saw triple digit temperatures was August of 2007 when there were 9 days with highs of 100 or above.
My forecast highs Friday through Monday in Metro Atlanta are in the 96-101 range so it could be the hottest in 5 years. Some models and web page/phone apps show readings of 104-116. However, these are single computer algorithms with no meteorologist involved. My forecast is not so extreme, but bad enough.