21 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Wayne, Nash, Franklin, and Halifax counties. Details
Published: 2009-08-08 11:04:29
Updated: 2009-08-08 11:04:29
Posted August 8, 2009
Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures on Saturday will be a little above normal, and a warming trend will accelerate from Sunday all the way up into triple digits.
"It looks like we're going to have about three days where it gets really hot, starting tomorrow. Today's not going to be all that bad out there," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
Saturday will see a high around 92 degrees, with modest humidity and partly cloudy skies. There's a slight chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm.
"The heat really picks up to finish out the weekend tomorrow," Moss said.
A west-southwesterly wind flow will drive the high up to around 99 degrees Sunday.
"By the time we get into Monday, we add another two or three degrees in some areas. And a few of us on Monday are likely to hit triple digits," Moss said. Tuesday likewise will be hot, with a high around 99 degrees.
Those two days, the heat index could rise to around 105 degrees.
"Over the next few days, if you’re outside doing some sports or works, take it a little easy, get plenty to drink, dress lightly, all those common-sense items," Moss said.
The heat wave will begin to recede in the mid-week, bringing temperatures down to the low 90s and ushering back in higher chances of rain.