Heat advisory continues Monday; it will feel over 100 degrees until sunset

Posted July 14, 2020 5:32 a.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2020 11:18 p.m. EDT

— A heat advisory will again be in effect Monday for all of central North Carolina.

The advisory will be in place from noon until 9 p.m.

Heat Index

WRAL meteorologist Zach Maloch said it will even feel slightly hotter Monday than it did Sunday. The maximum heat index for Monday could go up to 110 degrees.

What that means? Try your best to stay cool. Monday's heat and humidity could likely cause heat-related illness. The heat is above-normal for this time of the year in central North Carolina. Between 105 and 130 degrees, sunstroke, heat cramps or heat exhaustion are likely, and heatstroke is possible with prolonged exposure or physical activity.

Here are some general heat safety tips:

  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activity.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing that reflects heat.
  • Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods, including proteins, that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Spend more time in air-conditioned places.
  • Don't get too much sun.

Monday afternoon thunderstorms

Regional Radar

On Monday, there will be a Level 1 risk for severe storms. Damaging wind and small hail is possible.

Maloch said thunderstorms will begin popping up by 2 p.m. Strong storms would likely come through between 5 and 6 p.m.

Those storms would be moving from southeast North Carolina.

The Triangle could use the rain. Through July 15, Raleigh-Durham International Airport had measured 0.82 inches of rain, which is 1.34 inches below normal.

Rain stats through July 15, 2020

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