Afternoon showers possible during hot, humid holiday weekend

Posted August 29, 2014 7:10 a.m. EDT
Updated August 29, 2014 7:11 a.m. EDT

7-Day Forecast

— Hot, humid conditions will linger across central and eastern North Carolina for the next several days, and afternoon showers and storms are possible throughout the Labor Day weekend. 

A front will stall across the state on Friday afternoon, helping produce "popcorn showers and storms," WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said. 

"Have the umbrella in the car, but don't cancel any outdoor plans," he said. "We should be dry for much of the day, but in the late afternoon and evening hours we could see scattered precipitation anywhere in the Triangle."

Highs Friday will climb into the low 90s for the second consecutive day. 

The pattern will be similar during the long weekend, with highs topping out in the low 90s and afternoon showers possible. 

Overnight lows will hover in the low 70s. 

"This pattern will be with us through at least the middle of next week," Johnson said.