87 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2013-08-09 06:53:00
Updated: 2013-08-09 18:12:48
Posted August 9, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.