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Hot, sunny weather on the way

Posted June 17, 2009
Updated October 18, 2011

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— After several muggy, rainy days this week, very hot weather will hit the Triangle Thursday and last through the weekend. Friday and Saturday will be nearly 100 degrees.

"It's a really gray, drab, dreary day," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson. "(But) the heat is sort of sneaking up on us."

Overcast skies, sprinkles and showers and isolated storms remain in the forecast for Wednesday. The temperatures will stay low, no higher than the upper 70s.

Counties in the western portion of the state were under a severe thunderstorm watch through Wednesday evening. That weather wasn't expected to affect the Triangle, Johnson said.

After that, the weather will do a dramatic turnabout.

"As the week goes on, the sunshine returns, and by the end of the work week and the weekend, we could be baking," said WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.

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  • Here kitty kitty Jun 17, 2009

    Hey time4real, don't give that advice. They'll raise the water rates again!!! I'm heading to the beach to get away from all this mess. Yea!!!!!

  • kikinc Jun 17, 2009

    I kind of like winters in the north. I could think of a couple things I could do to pass the time if I were ever snowed in and had to stay warm. However, as hot as the summers are in the south, at least there's AC here!

  • Celt Jun 17, 2009

    Hmmmm. I don't know. Don't get me wrong, I love the South and want to live the rest of my life here. But 100 degrees and high humidity is harder for me to handle than 40 below.

  • Z Man Jun 17, 2009

    Summer in the south is still better than winter in the north!

  • Y-U-B-H8N Jun 17, 2009

    "OMG NOT 90 DEGREE WEATHER IN THE SOUTH DURING JUNE! GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!"

    ಠ_ಠ

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 17, 2009

    OMG NOT 90 DEGREE WEATHER IN THE SOUTH DURING JUNE! GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!

  • smegma Jun 17, 2009

    is it mid-90's or "NEARLY 100 DEGREES!!!!"

  • tgw Jun 17, 2009

    I plan to ask that question later today.

  • OldBikerGuy Jun 17, 2009

    OK, I understand that military intelligence is an oxymoron, but why doesn't the inept Army Corps of Engineers just hold more water in Falls Lake for a while and release to the Neuse more slowly to prevent sudden surges -- isn't that what reservoir dams are for? Their answer is always, "We're required to release a certain amount at all times", which is a military puke answer. These artards need to grow a set.

  • time4real Jun 17, 2009

    don't flush, you'll be alright.