Week in the 90s on the way

Posted May 30, 2011

— Memorial Day, the symbolic start of summer, will be a scorcher in the Triangle, and it kicks off a week of above-normal temperatures. Over the next seven days, the forecast high is in the 90s under bright, sunny skies, said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. Heat/Hot Weather Help with the heat

"We may be up in record territory a time or two within the next couple of days," he said.

High pressure should keep any rain out of the forecast, but hot, humid days mean an afternoon thunderstorm is always possible, Moss said. That pressure also means the air quality will be pretty stagnant, which could lead to breathing problems for some later in the week.

Even the nights will be sticky with the low temperatures only dipping to about 70 degrees.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the heat index could reach 100 degrees. The normal high temperature for the first week of June is 82 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.


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  • Skywatch_NC May 31, 2011

    This is North Carolina. Duh.

    Yes, Johnny, its NC ...but for those who are hot-natured like myself and others, we'd prefer these 90s start creeping in around mid to late June. ;)

  • JohnnyMcRonny May 30, 2011

    NEWS FLASH!!!! - This is North Carolina. Duh.

  • commonsense4 May 30, 2011

    We've been having spring weather since February. Everyone always forgets when it starts to get real hot at the end of May, but the last few years we got plenty of 60-80 degree days from mid-Feb to mid-May. It may not coincide with the actual spring season exactly but whatever. I'll deal with the next 3 1/2 months of heat and but mainly because I love the weather here from mid-September to mid-May! Enjoy but be safe everyone!

  • Big Mike May 30, 2011

    There is no global's called "Global Baking" now.

  • random musings May 30, 2011

    hate hot and humid but hate cold and snow more. i guess the heat and humidity is the lesser of 2 evils. LOL

  • homefree May 30, 2011

    Already sick of this heat. Last year was the same way. Not much Spring weather and lots of summer. yuck.

  • cheezchicken May 30, 2011

    MFarmer1- moving isn't really too bad...we have known for several years that the climate here is just too steamy for us. There are tons of homes in cooler, more comfortable states available at very sustainable prices. Plenty of jobs too!

  • cheezchicken May 30, 2011

    What would really be helpful is if the Meteorologists can give some information about when this HORRENDOUS weather will break.
    Skywatch- we've already bought our house in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. We're sick of this inhospitable weather too!:-)

  • mfarmer1 May 30, 2011

    I would like to move, to Mich, or Canada, Maine might be ok.

    it is just too dang hot.

    I just would hate the moving hassle more.

    I think global warming is cause by tar roads, they get really hot.

  • Skywatch_NC May 30, 2011

    I'm ready to move to Maine or some other cooler place! ;)