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Forecast: 100 Saturday, 100 Sunday

Posted June 6, 2008

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— If Friday’s temperatures don’t hit the triple digits, this weekend’s weather should pick up the slack. Highs are expected to hit 100 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

“Hopefully, you have a cool place to hang out,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Fifty two counties are under heat advisories from noon to 8 p.m.

Friday marked day three of the heat wave. The next few days will be the hottest the Triangle has seen since last August and September.

“Temperatures are going to be quickly rising,” Maze said. “They could top out at 100 by the end of the day.”

The extreme heat could last through the mid part of June, possibly until the 15th or 16th of the month.

Gov. Mike Easley is urging citizens to take precautions against heat stroke.

The state departments of Health and Public Safety suggest these tips for keeping cool:

  • Do not leave children or animals in a parked car, even for just a few minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, especially if you must spend time outside.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to protect from sunburn.
  • Stay indoors in air-conditioning if possible.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Avoid cooking with the stove and oven.
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  • discowhale Jun 6, 2008

    Owlady,
    what was she wearing? An overcoat made of ice would just about do he trick. An ice hat would set the ensemble!

  • DougWare.NET Jun 6, 2008

    AshleyandJoeCarson, I feel the same way!

    I've been riding the bus from Durham to Raleigh to save gas (I could care less about my Carbon footprint), and standing at the bus stop the past few days has been horrible.

  • AshleyandJoeCarson Jun 6, 2008

    I am ready for winter time.. this heatwave is kicking my tail..

  • RainierBeer Jun 6, 2008

    davidgnews- Right On!

  • owlady Jun 6, 2008

    I just witnessed my neighbor mowing her lawn at noon today. Sorry, but I won't be doing that until this heat wave is through! The grass will probably dry up and die anyway if she cuts it too short and we don't get any rain soon. Outdoor household chores can wait!

  • Tripwire Jun 6, 2008

    It's summertime finally! Enjoy the heat while you can cause before you know it we will be freezing our to toos off again. Can you tell I'm a Southern boy. Love it. Time to hit the ol swimmin hole!

  • razor Jun 6, 2008

    haha foetine! Just to clarify, the government's change in daylight savings time has nothing to do with the temperatures! ;)

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jun 6, 2008

    I like the get casual idea. If only I could wear shorts to work, at least it is cool inside. Maybe I could wear a skirt... no, a kilt would be more masculine.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jun 6, 2008

    You may want to consider bumping your thermostats up to 78 or 80 during the day, no sense frying your system.

  • davidgnews Jun 6, 2008

    I wish meterologists could just dress for the weather during their segment. I know the news desk has to remain 'serious,' but give these other folks a break !

    It's sad seeing someone having to wear a full suit while giving me a 100 d. forecast. I think Hawaiian shirts and shorts should be the order of the day. Get casual, people !!

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