18 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Mecklenburg, VA counties. Details
Published: 2016-07-27 06:46:00
Updated: 2016-07-27 13:41:35
Posted July 27, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — The heat index will rise into triple digits again on Wednesday, but relief in the form of near-normal temperatures is on the horizon.
Temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and the all-too-familiar humidity will run the heat index into 103 degrees, triggering a heat advisory by noon. The advisory will last until 8 p.m.
"There is some relief in sight," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "We have highs in the 80s in the seven-day forecast—by Tuesday.
"So, as long as nothing major happens between now and then, we are looking at an end to this dangerous heat wave."
A chance of scattered storms will spread during the afternoon Wednesday and Thursday, Gardner said. The chance of storms through the weekend, though, will carry the potential for severe weather.
Saturday temperatures will peak in the mid 90s, but by Sunday and into early next week, the high temperature will hover around 90 degrees.
The temperature could even drop into the high 80s on Tuesday. But the lower temperatures could be coupled with more rain.