The high at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport hit 104 degrees Friday, according to the National Weather Service, topping the previous mark of 102 set in 1954.
That was the fifth record high reached here since Aug. 9, when the mercury climbed to 102, topping the previous record of 101 set in 1930.
Other highs recorded this month include: 102 on Aug. 10
(previous record was 101 set in 1956), 102 on Monday (previous record was 99 set in 1956), and 103 on Wednesday (tying the record set in 1954).
The highs in Rome have reached or topped 100 degrees nine times so far this month.
The last time Romans enjoyed an afternoon with a high of less than 95 came Aug. 3 when it was 94 degrees.
The highs are expected to remain in the upper 90s through Wednesday, according to the NWS.
Rainfall remains scarce with only a quarter of an inch recorded this month and the year-to-date deficit about 24 inches below normal.