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Atlanta breaks a century-old temperature record Thursday

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

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

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

Thursday's high followed even cooler temperatures on Friday when Atlanta only hit 67 degrees -- the coolest August high temperature since 1986.

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.

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