A new record high temperature was set at the Chattanooga airport today of 98 degrees, breaking the old record of 97 set in 1985. That is the fourth time a record high was tied or broken this past week, and records for tomorrow and/or Tuesday may be in jeopardy as well. Here's what's happened so far:

Date           Actual High            Previous Record (year)

5/31                  96                       95 (1951)
6/1                    97                       96 (1951)
6/3                    96(tie)                96 (2002)
6/5                    98                       97 (1985)

The record for Monday 6/6 is 98 (1977), and for Tuesday is 96 (2007).

Updated by Nick Austin, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 9:25 p.m.
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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - We have had record breaking temperatures for the past two days, and we may make it three in a row. 

We can expect a high of 97 today.  That would tie the current record. 

Temps will be near record levels through the weekend with only a slight chance of a storm or two each afternoon.  Our normal temperatures for this time of the year typically range in the low to mid 80s.

                            Forecast High    Record High

THURSDAY                97                    97
FRIDAY                     95                   96
SATURDAY                96                    97
SUNDAY                    95                    97

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-David Karnes

 

 

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - We had a record breaking high of 96 Tuesday - the old record was 95 - and we will most likely see another record fall Wednesday. 

The record high for today is 96, and we should reach about 97. 

Temperatures will stay at near record levels (mid 90s) through the weekend and into the first part of next week. 

I wouldn't look for a major cooldown any time soon.  The month of June is forecast to have temperatures way above normal through the month.

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-David Karnes

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - With the official start of summer still about three weeks away, it seems as though we are getting a bit of an early jump.

There will be a high potential for records to fall (especially Tuesday and Wednesday) as we get into the mid-90s through the rest of the week. 

Here is a look at temperatures we are expecting compared with records for that day:

 

                        High     /     Record
Tuesday             96                95
Wednesday        97                96       
Thursday            96                97          
Friday                95                96

I don't think we will break any records over the weekend, but it will still be hot with highs in the low 90s. 

If you are working outdoors, try to limit it to the morning and evening hours to avoid any heat related illness.

 

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-David Karnes

 

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)--The mercury will continue to rise the next several days as a large ridge of high pressure settles over the Tennessee Valley. This will set up an extended period of hot, dry conditions with above average daytime highs in the 90s for most valley locations. Please take precautions to avoid heat related illnesses during your Memorial Day celebrations and through the rest of the week while outdoors. Below is a link to tips on avoiding heat related illnesses. Have a fun and safe holiday week!

- Nick Austin