Published: 2020-08-01 07:38:00
Updated: 2020-08-02 08:36:57
By WRAL Severe Weather Center
Raleigh, N.C. — The weekend will continue to feel hot and the heat index will reach 100 degrees.
We are likely to see those temperatures back off this evening, WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said.
Sunday will be mostly dry and our scattered showers and thunderstorms will be mostly confined in the mountains of North Carolina.
Several counties had a severe thunderstorm warning on Saturday night -- but this kind of weather we won't see Sunday night. Those advisories have since ended and things should be quiet going into Sunday morning before a chance of storms pops up again.
Saturday also saw some storm damage in parts of Wake and Johnston counties, including wind damage in Pine Level, where a tree took down some power lines, leaving customers without power for a stretch.
No heat advisories have been issued at this time, but are possible if the heat climbs.
Sheerwood said the temperature outside will be hot and sticky. A rise in temperatures can wear down on the body. Protect yourself against heat exhaustion with these tips:
Temperatures will begin backing off on Monday and Tuesday as clouds and threatening weather from Isaias begins to roll into the area. Monday and Tuesday temperatures will be in the mid 80s.