Heat will challenge daily and monthly records in the Southeast later this week and continue through the Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures are forecast in the mid and upper 90s in Atlanta. Up to triple digit heat is expected in areas from the Florida Panhandle to the Carolinas.

“Memorial Day is often referred to as the unofficial start of summer and this year more than qualifies in the eastern half of the U.S.,” said Bradley Harvey, Lead Meteorologist at Maxar. “This will be a prolonged and record-breaking heat event as a strong ridge over the Southeast holds firm through the rest of May.”

Mid-summer heat will be felt as far north as the Pennsylvania, Jersey, and Maryland power region (PJM). Temperatures are forecast to peak in the mid-90s around the middle of next week in Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA. Unseasonably warm conditions are also expected in Chicago, IL., but an active storm track is a limiting factor for more extreme heat in northern PJM.

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