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Hot Friday sets stage for kickoff of high school football season

Posted August 18

— Central and southeastern North Carolina will see a heat advisory Friday, when a combination of temperatures in the high 90s and swampy humidity push the heat index past 105 degrees.

It is expected to be uncomfortably warm through about 6 p.m.

"Don't overdo it outside," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Those who must be outdoors are advised to drink plenty of fluids, take breaks and seek out shade.

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms in the evening, but most high school football games will kick off the season under partly cloudy skies with a light wind.

HighSchoolOT Live will have live looks at seven area games beginning at 7 p.m. on WRAL2, and on HighSchoolOT.com and the HighSchoolOT app. WRAL-TV returns for the 37th season of Football Friday at 11:35 p.m.

The weekend outlook is much the same – seasonably warm and muggy with a greater chance for scattered afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday.

Sunday should be mostly clear but still warm, with temperatures in the low 90s.

Current Temperatures, DMA

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