Sticky conditions return, push high past 90

Posted August 9, 2013

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— The heat and humidity returned to the Triangle Friday, when temperatures had pushed past 90 degrees by 1 p.m. With the humidity, the heat index registered 103 degrees outside WRAL's Raleigh studio.

The outlook is much the same for Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be warm, sticky and bring the chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. 

"We'll see partly cloudy skies throughout most of the day, but we can't rule out a passing shower or storm this evening. Our western counties have the best chance to see rain," Wilmoth said.

Clouds will increase through Saturday as a front slowly approaches central North Carolina, and rain chances will climb to 60 percent by Saturday evening. Highs Saturday will top out in the low 90s. 

On Sunday, rain chances will increase to 70 percent as temperatures back down into the upper 80s. 

"We could see as much as 1 inch of rain in some by the end of the weekend," Wilmoth said. "And our front will stay put, so the unsettled weather will stay with us for the better part of next week. 

Daytime highs will remain in the upper 80s for the next week, and overnight lows will hover in the low 70s. 


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  • lwe1967 Aug 9, 2013

    At least it isn't in the triple digits as it was last summer for so long! Happy Fall is coming up!

  • aprince27 Aug 9, 2013

    In other words hey it's the first week of August but we have time to fill on the news so draw it out a bit.

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  • PanthersFan45 Aug 9, 2013

    I noticed that it was warm and humid this morning. Can't really complain with the weather lately .... 1st half of the week was pretty good by North Carolina standards in August. In fact I think this summer has been cooler than previous years when we would have stretches of middle to upper 90's, even days over 100. I can't recall any real rough periods this summer. Fall is nearing !!