Summer heat returns for mostly clear weekend

Posted June 6, 2015

— Warm afternoons with temperatures at or near the 90-degree mark and a daily chance of thunderstorms, a classic early summer pattern, return this week to central North Carolina.

The weekend offers the build up, with slightly cooler temperatures than we will see starting Monday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. Saturday will be noticeably warmer than recent days, with highs topping 85 degrees by late afternoon.

By noon, it was 84 degrees in downtown Raleigh under sunny, blue skies.

"There is a slight chance for an isolated early evening storm as a weak cool front slides by," he said. "Most of us will miss out on any rain though. The chances for that are better out over the coastal plain."

Sunday will be more sunny and a little less humid. It will be cooler, too, with temperatures topping out in the low-80s.

The warm-up comes with the work week, when daytime highs will hover around 90 with a slight chance for thunderstorms each afternoon.


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