Summer chill: Atlanta breaks century-old cold temperature record by 4 degrees!

Atlanta breaks a century-old temperature record – CBS Atlanta 46

Atlanta’s high temperature on Thursday was only 73 degrees which is the coolest high temperature on record for August 15th.

The previous record was a high of only 77 degrees from 1908.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 88 degrees, putting Thursday’s high 15 degrees below average.

Atlanta has seen a cooler-than-average summer due to a lot of rain.  We’re about 15 inches above average on rainfall this year.