Atlanta weather: Alberto hits Mexico, no relief for heat in north Georgia

Be prepared for a combination of sweltering heat and coastal gusts. 

It is important to practice proper hydration and planning to navigate through these weather conditions. 

Sweltering heat continues in Atlanta

Thursday night's temperatures forecast for Atlanta and the surrounding regions only dip to the mid-60s, indicative of an unexpectedly mild night ahead. The following day's mercury is bound to climb, projecting afternoon highs that skirt the mid-90s, elevating further into the weekend. 

Looking into next week, we can anticipate an extension of this heat wave, with temperatures vying with historical peaks. The probability of meteorological relief comes in the form of a modest chance for isolated storms midweek—the only substantive opportunity for precipitation in an otherwise torrid forecast. 

For those with weekend plans, especially beachgoers along the South Carolinian and Floridian coasts, heed the onshore flows which are expected to amplify, bringing forth high surf and enumerable rip currents. Particular care should be taken around Tybee and Hilton Head, where the winds are slated to be especially robust. 

Alberto crosses into Mexico, 2 other disturbances

Tropical remnants and an assembly of low pressures make for an active satellite view over the southern latitudes and eastern seaboard this week. Alberto, now diminishing over Mexico, clears the stage for subsequent activity to be monitored closely. 

As remnants of Alberto transit westward, a new low pressure wave is following suit. This pattern is particularly noteworthy for Mexico, as it faces back-to-back meteorological events. 

Although the system churning in the Atlantic is potentially not strong enough to classify as a tropical entity, its effects arguably equate—it suggests strong winds and ample rainfall for Georgia's southeastern flank—enough to necessitate an alert for late weekend outdoor activities in Macon, Augusta, and Edenton. 

The FOX 5 Storm Team will continue to monitor these developments as the week progresses.