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Heat wave on the way

Posted August 6, 2009

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— Scattered showers pelted the Triangle early Thursday, and more wet weather could be coming this afternoon. That's all leading up to a scorcher of a weekend with temperatures near 100 degrees.

The morning rain tapered off by 8 a.m. Another round of showers could hit later in the day, although it is not expected to be severe.

After Thursday's warm, muggy start, temperatures will peak around 90 degrees. Friday will be calm and less humid. However, hotter weather is on the way.

"The intense heat comes roaring back this weekend," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "Hopefully you have your heat plan ready – go to the pool, go to the lake, a movie, sitting in the (air conditioning) somewhere."

Saturday should be around 95 degrees. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be nearly 100 degrees, Gardner said.

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  • wp Aug 6, 2009

    It's NC in the summertime. I always expect a thunderstorm/rain and if it doesn't happen, yeah!

  • rescuefan Aug 6, 2009

    Uh oh! I was just pouring here in North Raleigh. I am sure that someone will be posting about how WRAL didn't say it was going to rain in North Raleigh at 2:02 PM this afternoon and now their plans are ruined!

  • Ambygirl Aug 6, 2009

    IT'S SUMMERTIME PEOPLE!!! It's August, it's hot and there is always, ALWAYS a chance for storms when it's summer!! Grow up and get a real life. If all you have to do is criticize the weather people, you obviously don't have a life!! Why don't you spend your time REALLY making a difference instead of constantly looking for stupid ways to blame someone else for your own idiocy!!

  • rescuefan Aug 6, 2009

    "Tuesday I relied on the forecast here to schedule some outdoor things after work. I got hammered by a thunderstorm.

    Yesterday at lunch, I was told there would be no rain or storms until around 5 to 8 PM. I got rained on walking back to my office.

    I decided NOT to go for a long run last evening because of all those storms predicted for 5 to 8. But they never materialized.

    Go figure.
    Mr. French"

    Ummm, since you apparently have the internet and were able to post this here, you should have been able to look at the radar before you proceeded (or didn't proceed) with your activities.

    I had my windows down a bit on my car last week when a storm popped up. I didn't blame the weather folks. I was the one who made the decision to leave my windows down.

  • give me no quarter Aug 6, 2009

    Chilli today hot tamale. Clouds will be moving from left to right. There will also be darkness closely followed by light. It's and old forecast but it is never wrong.

  • Garnerwolf1 Aug 6, 2009

    Can someone explain how in the world we're back in a drought situation (per the N&O last Sunday)?

  • Drakula_I_G Aug 6, 2009

    That's right, 'The Oracle,' in summertime in NC there is warming.

  • Justabum Aug 6, 2009

    It's sad that some folks have so little going on in their lives that they are able to gain pleasure by constantly criticizing the folks on whom we rely for weather forecasts. Someone planned an outdoor activity and got wet, so what? It's life. Deal with it.

  • time4real Aug 6, 2009

    Mr. French, that's why you should join our class action lawsuit against wral and its lousy forecasters. Their main guy works 6 days a month and isn't there enough to know how to do his job, but the others do as the models tell them and couldn't think on their own if they had to cross a street!

  • Mr. French Aug 6, 2009

    Tuesday I relied on the forecast here to schedule some outdoor things after work. I got hammered by a thunderstorm.

    Yesterday at lunch, I was told there would be no rain or storms until around 5 to 8 PM. I got rained on walking back to my office.

    I decided NOT to go for a long run last evening because of all those storms predicted for 5 to 8. But they never materialized.

    Go figure.

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