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Scorching heat cools off for short reprieve
Temperatures dropping from high 90s to high 80s
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After sweltering heat the first half of the week, people in the Gainesville area will get a cool change before week's end.

Temperatures that have been in the mid to high 90s will drop to the upper 80s Friday and Saturday before a predicted high of 90 on Sunday, said Mike Leery, forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

"We're getting a break from the high pressure," he said.

Leery said it will be the first time since June 29 the high temperature for the day wasn't in the 90s.

June had three days that were 89, one day at 88 and another at 84.

High pressure over Georgia pushed temperatures, both high and low, about 6 degrees above normal, Leery said.

The weather coming up is just normal for this time of year, he said. The normal high is 89 and the low is 71.

But Leery said people shouldn't expect a long cooling trend. By Monday, it will be back into the lower 90s and back to the mid 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday. And August is traditionally the hottest month of the year, he added.


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