clear
Tuesday May 5th, 2015 8:24PM

No letup in heat expected through Tues.; more record highs recorded

By The Associated Press
UNDATED - Forecasters are calling for more very hot weather across Georgia through the weekend and beyond and more record highs were recorded across the state Thursday.

High temperatures from the mid-90s to about 100 are forecast through Tuesday with only a slim chance of rain.

The record highs Thursday included 101 in Columbus (breaking the old record of 98 in 1998); Albany which had a high of 99 (breaking the old record of 98 in 1998); and Rome, with a 97 (breaking the old record of 96 in 2002).

The high in Gainesville Thursday was 93, two shy of the record of 95 which was set in 1951.

The state EPD says the air quality index in metro Atlanta and as far north as Gainesville is forecast at 124, which it calls unhealthy for sensitive groups.

(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Scores turn out to welcome 2012 in Cornelia
Scores of people turned out in Cornelia to ring in the new year at the eighth-annual Apple Drop.
11:58PM ( 3 years ago )
Female motorist takes intruder on wild ride
Police in Savannah say a woman who found a masked, armed man in the backseat of her car as she was leaving work took the uninvited passenger on a wild ride before crashing her vehicle.
10:59PM ( 3 years ago )
One dead after SUV is hit by State Patrol in Atlanta
Police say a 54-year-old Loganville woman has died and three others traveling with her were injured when their sport utility vehicle was struck by a Georgia State Patrol cruiser at an Atlanta intersection.
10:52PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
Dozens turn out to Gainesville City Council meeting to voice opposition for at-large voting
Dozens of people showed up at Tuesday night's Gainesville City Council meeting to voice their opinions in opposition to the city's at-large voting system.
7:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
Dump truck driver in Gainesville wreck identified
Georgia State Patrol troppers have identified the male dump truck driver in serious condition after his truck overturned on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning.
5:56PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall Co. authorities search for woman missing since March
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman missing since March of this year.
4:46PM ( 3 hours ago )
Ted Cruz to keynote victory dinner at state GOP Convention
Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will keynote the Victory Dinner at the 2015 Georgia Republican Party State Convention in Athens.
3:31PM ( 4 hours ago )
Bicyclist killed in Jackson Co. hit and run was local pastor
The bicyclist killed in a crash with a hit and run driver Monday has been identified as a Gainesville pastor.
12:11PM ( 8 hours ago )