Weather

Heat rolls on in North Carolina

Posted June 11, 2010

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— It's going to be another scorching weekend in North Carolina.

"It's going to be hot this weekend, and it's probably going to stay that way for the rest of the summer," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Since we're heading into June, I think we can just kiss that cool weather good-bye."

Friday saw a high in the low 90s, only a few high, thin clouds and relatively comfortable humidity levels.

Saturday and Sunday will see higher humidity and temperatures in the mid 90s. There's a slight chance of late-day storms on Saturday, particularly west of the Triangle. The whole region will see a better chance for storms late Sunday as an upper-level disturbance moves over the state.

Those temperatures are much higher than the normal highs in the mid 80s, Gardner said, but they likely won't break any records, which are set in the upper 90s for this weekend.

It will be hot enough that people should take care during outdoor activities. "It's going to be warm and muggy. Just make sure you're drinking plenty of water," Gardner said.

Highs in the 90s and upper 80s stretch out for the next week.

"The heat just rolls on," Gardner said. "Here it is. It's summer. We'll have to grin and bear it."

18 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 1 of the original Americans Jun 11, 2010

    "Oh and in case you forgot the state of NC is a coastal state, that would help explain the humidity..its like that almost everywhere there is a large body of water...deal with it!"

    Not humid in CA!!

  • OGE Jun 11, 2010

    It's Obamas and BPs fault!

  • smegma Jun 11, 2010

    "Oh and in case you forgot the state of NC is a coastal state, that would help explain the humidity..its like that almost everywhere there is a large body of water...deal with it!"

    i guess that explains why it's not as humid along the northern coastal states

  • scarletindurham Jun 11, 2010

    It's this hot EVERY YEAR. I swear the people of NC have the memory of a goldfish.

  • hywilson Jun 11, 2010

    Surprise!!! Its summer time and its going to be hot!! UGH! This is what happens, in the fall its cool, winter, its cold, spring is warm, summer is hot. Its been like this for the total of 28 yrs that I've lived in this state. I do not know why any of you are whining and complain. Oh and in case you forgot the state of NC is a coastal state, that would help explain the humidity..its like that almost everywhere there is a large body of water...deal with it!

  • jcarbo04 Jun 11, 2010

    I hate this place. It's only cold from late November to mid-late February. It's been like that the past few years. We mine as well live in Mexico, or something. The rest of the year is scorching. It's been around 90, hot and muggy pretty consistently since the very beginning of March. Ugh. If I ever win the Powerball, Canada here I come!

  • hi_i_am_wade Jun 11, 2010

    It is going to be a hot HOT summer because La Nina is back. La Nina is when the Pacific waters between Australia and South America are cool. La Nina also makes the Atlantic more hurricane friendly. After this hot summer, I personally believe we will have an even colder winter. That is just a hunch and not based on any facts unlike the La Nina event. Globally temperatures will be falling ( until they are "adjusted" by NASA's James Hansen, a big global warming beneficiary who also controls temperature data from NASA GISS), but locally we will suffer.

  • smegma Jun 11, 2010

    i'm gonna laugh hysterically when 7 days from now they start talking about how abnormally cool it is. "say HELLO to cool weather!"

    "do you know something liz G doesnt??"

    yeah, i know NC weather is impossible to predict

  • Dark_Horse Jun 11, 2010

    The pool will be my second home this weekend.
    Food, drinks, and cool water! Who's with me?

  • 1 of the original Americans Jun 11, 2010

    i'm gonna laugh hysterically when 7 days from now they start talking about how abnormally cool it is. "say HELLO to cool weather!"

    do you know something liz G doesnt??

More...