71 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2014-08-31 09:05:00
Updated: 2014-09-01 07:37:04
Posted August 31, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The unofficial end of summer concludes with a scorcher.
“It’s going to be very hot as we wrap up the holiday weekend,” WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
Temperatures in Raleigh are expected to reach 94 on Monday with a possible afternoon thunderstorm, but the chance for rain isn’t high, Wilmoth said.
“But keep in mind, heat index values will be even higher,” she said.
The heat index could reach 100 by 3 p.m. Monday.
Temperatures will remain above 90 all week.
“Be prepared for the heat, it’s not going anywhere for a while,” Wilmoth said.