Parts of the South Sweltering Past 100 Degrees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Southerners are baking in Saturday's heat, which has climbed past 100 degrees in many areas.

The National Weather Service says both Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, recorded their hottest-ever temperatures today at 106 degrees.

Still, those weren't the hottest places to be in Georgia. Macon hit 108 degrees, tying its hottest-day-on-record from 1980. And temperatures climbed to 107 in Athens, which was a little cooler than Friday's 109 degrees in the city.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, the temperature hit 104 Saturday, and the
Raleigh-Durham airport matched its hottest temperature ever at 105 degrees. Fayetteville set a daily record of 102 degrees.

In South Carolina, it climbed to 109 degrees Satuday at Columbia
Metropolitan Airport. It didn't come close to Friday's blistering 113 degrees on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia.


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