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Summer heat comes with a shot of storms

Posted July 15, 2012
Updated July 16, 2012

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— Seasonable summer heat and storm chances will settle in for the long haul in North Carolina this week.

Monday is "just your general, run-of-the-mill day," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "High of 90 degrees, and yep, we have a chance for afternoon storms, which is pretty typical."

Monday afternoon and evening will see about a 30 percent chance of isolated to scattered showers and storms. There's little chance of severe weather, though the storms could dump short-lived heavy downpours.

That weather pattern will hold throughout the work week as "a mini-heat wave" starts Tuesday, Gardner said.

Current Temperatures, DMA Temperature Tracker

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will see highs in the mid 90s, and the heat index will make it feel as it's between 100 and 105 degrees.

The mini-heat wave will break in time to bring pleasant weather for the weekend.

Friday will see a high around 90 degrees, and that will drop into the upper 80s for Saturday and Sunday.

Every day this week also has a shot at spotty late-day showers. "Almost any day here during the summer, you can expect a chance of a thunderstorms," Gardner said.

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  • muggs Jul 16, 2012

    good for the garden though.

  • BeenHereSince67 Jul 16, 2012

    Wow Conservative, I'm glad you mentioned it ... again.

    Highest record temps ever for the entire nation, horrible storms, and now this:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57473163/u.s-drought-grows-to-cover-widest-area-since-1956/?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

    Yep, I'd say we're right at the beginning of a very bad time in human history. If every years sees more records fall. If every year, more and more arable land is lost to desertification and poor farming practices. If water supplies continue to dwindle (and just wait until the Ogallala Aquifer becomes too difficult to pump - it sustains almost 30% of ALL irrigated land in the US).

    If all this and more happens, at what point will you doubters finally admit you were wrong about climate change?!

  • ThomasL Jul 16, 2012

    Again easy forecasting to just put up thunderstorms for every day til Christmas.Boy the weather here is about as unstable as a loose vile of nitro!Can't count on any nice weather to plan anything...

  • Obamanation Jul 16, 2012

    Hey, whaddyaknow, nothing going on in my neck of the woods again. I might water the driveway tonight just to spite mother nature.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 16, 2012

    80 degrees CAN be pleasant, depending upon the dew point and the humidity, and if there's a breeze.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 16, 2012

    Storms so heavy at Highway 210/I-40, 210/50, towards Angier you can't see to drive, and many drivers have pulled over to the sides of the road and into parking lots. Be careful driving folks.

  • jacoadams73 Jul 16, 2012

    sillywhatsit,don't worry we are moving back.

  • Hans Jul 16, 2012

    Seeing something on the radar now! Of course, with the dual doppler 5000, you never know if it's actually rain or not.

  • americaneel Jul 16, 2012

    Hans...I think they are doing this on purpose to bait you into posting yet another of your whiny posts.

  • Obamanation Jul 16, 2012

    Don't get your hopes up Hans. I think you'll get a day or two of rain in August.

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