'Right on cue,' temps in the 90s arrive

Posted June 19, 2012

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— A lucky streak of mild spring weather in North Carolina ends Tuesday when temperatures are predicted to climb above 90 degrees.

"We knew it was coming," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Here we are in the middle of June, summer starts tomorrow, and right on cue, our high temperatures climb into the 90s."

Tuesday will see a high around 91 degrees, and the daily high will only climb over the next two days, peaking at 96 degrees Thursday. In comparison, the normal daily high for Thursday is 89 degrees, and the record is 101 degrees.

The humidity will rise along with the mercury, and rain will offer little relief. Occasional showers could fall Southeast Radar Weather maps and cams Tuesday, particularly in the afternoon and evening, but then they vanish from the forecast until Friday.

"You might want to keep your rain gear handy Tuesday. It will be isolated, though," Gardner said.

Temperatures will tack down into the lower 90s for the weekend, and late-day storms and showers could pop up those days.

"Our temperatures may drop a little over the weekend, but it will still be hot. It will still be fairly sticky as well," Gardner said.


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  • promethazine codeine lover Jun 19, 2012

    Great weather... I wonder if we are still on cue for having a cold winter.

  • SmokeWagon Jun 19, 2012

    But what a beautiful spring with absolutely gorgeous weather we have had....!!!!

  • ncsuwx Jun 19, 2012

    This is an important story. My parents are elderly and I like to see stories like this for where they live. I can't get over the sourpusses with their comments.

  • Chatham Rebel Jun 19, 2012

    It never ceases to amaze me how some people can put some of THE dumbest comments about stories. JLN1982 if you don't like the story about the weather getting hotter and more humid then don't read it. I have to work in the hot weather and I myself would like to know to prepare for it. Keep your lame comments to yourself. Good post Jimmytwotimes, I agree!

  • driverkid3 Jun 19, 2012

    Time to start wishing for a mild hurricane to cool things off some.

    No, I'm not crazy, just have a seriously confused thyroid.

  • cdtech20059 Jun 19, 2012

    Its been a great spring. We won't see 80's again until October.

  • Weetie Jun 19, 2012

    Love it!

  • cwood3 Jun 19, 2012

    No news here-it's mid June-it's supposed to get hot!!!

  • Jimmytwotimes Jun 19, 2012

    jln1982----It must stink to be you. do people in your home have to deal with this too?