Heat to roll through the weekend

Posted August 7, 2009

— Friday has boasted pleasant temperatures and dry air.

Don't get used to it.

"The hot air comes rolling back in tomorrow," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Don't be fooled by what we've felt the past two days."

Saturday will see a high around 95 degrees, and then begins a three-day stretch during which temperatures will hit 99 degrees, if not 100 degrees.

"We have yet to hit 100 this summer, so this may be our longest, hottest streak," Gardner said.

The heat index will enhance the dangers of hot weather: It will likely be around 100 degrees Saturday and hit 105 degrees Sunday.

"You’re going to want to take it easy outside Saturday and Sunday afternoon. If you do have something that you need to do outside and you can pick when you do it, definitely get it done early in the day," Gardner said.

For the most part, high pressure will suppress the chance of thunderstorms those days. Only a few isolated storms are possible, Gardner said.


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  • dhamma Aug 7, 2009

    ha yea I have not missed fall this bad in a while.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Aug 7, 2009

    We're finally getting the required week of 100+ degree temperatures that happens every year.

    This summer so far has been uncharacteristically cold.

  • ncsudan Aug 7, 2009

    time4real, with the rain we have had my lawn and beds will be just fine with a few days of heat, thank you very much. That and ALL of my rain barrels are FULL from the rain, so I will water as much as I like. That and I have one rain barrel that fills almost every other day, just from the drain on my AC unit.

  • time4real Aug 7, 2009

    there it is! i knew we'd get blessed with the "heat will kill us" story before day's end! face it folks, your yards and flowers are about to turn to TOAST!

  • icdumbpeople Aug 7, 2009

    I have Fall Fever!