It's only going to get hotter before the mercury drops to a normal July temperature in Augusta.
The remnants of a cold front that brought temperatures down to the pleasant 80s over Independence Day weekend gave way to scorching high 90s at the beginning of the week.
That trend continues today with a forecast high of 101, and Friday only a degree cooler.
Another frontal system is on its way though to cool things off by early next week to a normal 92, according to the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.
That system could spin off some showers and even thunderstorms Saturday.
Statistically, July is the hottest month of the year for Augusta. High temperatures average 89 in August.
Still, the Weather Service gives a 44 percent chance of higher-than-normal temperatures for July, August and September in the area.