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Published: 2018-06-17 09:04:00
Updated: 2018-07-13 11:14:53
By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologists
Raleigh, N.C. — As storms move out of the Triangle Sunday night, super hot weather will move in for the start of summer.
A large portion of the region saw heavy downpours Sunday afternoon and strong winds caused damage in Johnston and Harnett counties. WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that a few showers and storms remain possible through the overnight hours before skies clear for the morning commute.
As the skies clear, however, temperatures will climb for the first real heatwave of the year.
Maze said heat advisories will likely be issued beginning Monday, when high temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees. Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week, with high temperatures expected to reach 99 degrees in the Triangle.
Temperatures will remain in the upper 90s through Thursday, but the humidity will make it feel as hot as 105 degrees some days.
"You need to stay cool, stay hydrated, take plenty of rest breaks," Maze said. "Take it easy if you're working or playing outside. It's going to be tough."
Maze said a front that is expected to move in at the end of the work week could bring more rain to the Triangle, but will also help temperatures drop back into the 80s.