NC's daily average of new coronavirus cases lowest in 7 weeks — North Carolina reported another 3,469 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average in the state down to 5,000 a day, the lowest mark since Aug. 12. But the 10.6 percent positive rate on virus tests is back over 10 percent for the first time in more than a week.
Published: 2014-08-31 09:05:00
Updated: 2014-09-01 07:37:04
Posted August 31, 2014 9:05 a.m. EDT
Updated September 1, 2014 7:37 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — The unofficial end of summer concludes with a scorcher.
“It’s going to be very hot as we wrap up the holiday weekend,” WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
Temperatures in Raleigh are expected to reach 94 on Monday with a possible afternoon thunderstorm, but the chance for rain isn’t high, Wilmoth said.
“But keep in mind, heat index values will be even higher,” she said.
The heat index could reach 100 by 3 p.m. Monday.
Temperatures will remain above 90 all week.
“Be prepared for the heat, it’s not going anywhere for a while,” Wilmoth said.