80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2016-09-09 12:58:00
Updated: 2016-09-10 08:00:55
Posted September 9, 2016
Updated September 10, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Labor Day may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn't mean the heat and humidity have abated over central North Carolina. A busy September weekend will be marked with plenty to do outdoors and plenty of reasons to reach for the bottled water.
Saturday will again be clear and hot. Those headed to concerts at the Hopscotch music festival and Holly Springs' Beericana will want to bring sunscreen and seek shade. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s with dew points near 70 through most of the day.
Sunshine will dominate the day, but WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said a handful of clouds could move in during the afternoon. Those clouds, though, won't bring any serious rain.
"There may be a couple of very isolated showers that pop up in spots this afternoon," Moss said. "I think most of us, by far, will have a dry Saturday, though."
Sunday will be partly cloudy and still very warm, but a cold front will signal change for the coming work week. A frontal system bringing more moisture and instability to eastern North Carolina could also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and into Sunday evening.
By Monday, highs are only in the 80s, although the stretch of mostly clear skies and dry days continues.