14 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, VA, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2016-06-11 11:15:00
Updated: 2016-06-13 06:12:31
Posted June 11, 2016
Updated June 13, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Monday will be significantly cooler than Sunday, which saw intense temperatures that flirted with record highs.
Highs on Monday will hover in the low to mid-80s, and the day will be clear and sunny with a noticeably lower humidity, making for a milder start to the work week.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said that Monday will be the day to get some work done outside, as a cold front moves in to create some relief from the heat felt over the weekend.
"It will be quite comfortable," she said, "especially when you compare it to what we had this weekend."
Meteorologists called Sunday "one of the hottest days of the season" when temperatures climbed into the mid 90s but didn't reach the record-high temperature of 98 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Monday's relief from the intense heat felt over the weekend will be short-lived, though, as will the promise of clear skies.
High temperatures will climb back into the 90s by Tuesday and should stay there all week, along with a chance for thunderstorms and rain that could appear by Wednesday.