The summer heat is set to make a return this coming week across the southern US states [EPA]

This past weekend high temperature records were set on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, at 37 Celsius and Charleston, South Carolina, at 34C.

The heat is forecast to extend across much of the south in the coming days as a large dome of high pressure settles in over the region.

Normal high temperatures for the second week of September across the south range from the high 20s Celsius, to the low 30s.

Atlanta, Georgia, is expected to see temperatures rise throughout the week with Thursday forecast to reach a high of 36C, challenging the previous daily high record of 34.4C which was set in 1900.

Atlanta is

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