ATLANTA - Summer has officially arrived!
The Summer Solstice occurs when the sun is positioned directly over the Tropic of Cancer which lies 23.5 degrees north of the Equator. It happened Thursday morning at 6:07 a.m. This is the farthest north that the sun travels each year due to the tilt of the Earth's axis, and will start to head back south to the Equator as we head toward the Fall Equinox; this is why the Solstice is commonly referred to as mid-summer. Thursday will also have the most amount of daylight of any day this year.
So what does this mean for us?
More hot temperatures on top of the already steamy weather that we've been experiencing. Heat index values will top out near 100 again Wednesday and Thursday before a better chance of thunderstorms cools things off for the weekend.
Our high of 94 will be the hottest day so far this year!
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