Late season record heat streak

If you thought it was too hot for September, you were right


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If you thought it felt way too hot outside for September, you were correct! We saw record-breaking heat both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

97° was the high at Jacksonville International Airport, breaking our high-temperature record of 96° for September 26th that was set in 1961. The National Weather Service also said this is the latest so late in the year to ever hit 97°. The previous record for the latest we hit 97° in the month of September was Sept. 21, 1990. Records for Jacksonville date back to 1871.

We also saw record-breaking heat on Wednesday afternoon. We topped out at 96° at the airport in Jacksonville, breaking our 1961 record of 94°.

And on Tuesday we tied the record high at 94°

Not just Jacksonville

Jacksonville wasn't alone in breaking high-temperature records for today. In Alma, Georgia, they hit 98°, breaking their high-temperature record of 97° from 1961. Again, another record hot day so late into the year.

Gainesville hit 95° Thursday, breaking their record of 94° set in 1980. Even our coastal areas got hotter than normal, St. Simons Island tied their high-temperature record of 93°, which was set in 1961.

Heat Streak fades a little this weekend

The heat streak comes to an end on Friday. Yet, it will still be very warm. We expect to top out in the low 90s, which will still feel quite hot, but is better than the mid to upper 90s. We'll spend the weekend topping out in the upper 80s before a mini-nor'easter knocks our temperatures down into the mid-80s starting on Monday. 

Late season "heat streak".
Late season "heat streak".

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