Heat Wave in USA on March 16 2016 04:26 AM (UTC).
Brad Nitz, a WSB-TV meteorologist, said Tuesday's temperatures reached record highs just after 4 p.m., passing the 2012 record of 82 degrees. According to Weather.com, the next three days may drop a few degrees from today's record high, but they will continue to stay in the 70's or low 80's.