72 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2011-06-16 08:25:00
Updated: 2011-06-16 16:51:45
Posted June 16, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — The chance of storms diminished Thursday afternoon, but a heat wave is on the way. "That is still a definite," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. "Temperatures will be back in the 90s and it will be more humid and generally more miserable this weekend."
A brief run of pleasant temperatures ended as a line of storms formed near mid-day along Interstate 95 from Wilson to Halifax County. The Triangle saw only spotty precipitation.
Friday will be another mostly dry day in the central part of the state, Fishel said. The forecast calls for a muggy morning and a high temperature of 92 degrees.
"Once we're back to the 90s, it looks like we're going to stay there for a while," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.
The warm weather will stay with us through the weekend, with a chance for afternoon showers each day, Fishel said. The long-range forecast has temperatures pushing toward the 100-degree mark by the middle of next week.