UNDATED (AP) — Southerners are baking in today's heat, which has climbed past 100 degrees in many areas.
The National Weather Service says both Atlanta and Columbus, Ga., recorded their hottest-ever temperatures today at 106 degrees.
Still, those weren't the hottest places to be in Georgia. Macon hit 108 degrees, tying its hottest-day-on-record from 1980. And temperatures climbed to 107 in Athens, which was a little cooler than Friday's 109 degrees in the city.
In Charlotte, N.C., the temperature hit 104 today, and the Raleigh-Durham airport matched its hottest temperature ever at 105 degrees. Fayetteville set a daily record of 102 degrees.
In South Carolina, it climbed to 109 degrees today at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. But still, it didn't come close to yesterday's blistering 113 degrees on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia.