A resident in the Silver Creek - Aragon area also reported a quick burst of hail that melted almost as soon as it hit.
The National Weather Service is continuing its heat advisory.
Overnight Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Heat index values as high as 107. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Posted at 4 p.m.
The thermometer soared to 106 degrees in Rome at 3:53 p.m., according to the National Weather Service at Richard B. Russell Field north of Rome.
It broke the old record for July 1, of 103 degrees, which was set in 1954.
Rome topped the record at 1:53 when the thermometer at the airport hit 104.
The forecast for Monday once again calls for a high in triple digits as the heat wave across the entire eastern third of the nation continues unabated.