So far in July, the Triangle has recorded 18 out of 20 days in which the high reached 90 degrees or more.
Since 1948, the most 90-degree-plus days in July has been 24, says WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
As of July 21, the Triangle only needs seven more days of 90-degree weather to break the record since 1948.
On the five day forecast, the record would seem to be close to being broken -- with each of the next five days well above 90 degrees for highs -- and a sweltering 100 degree day forecast for Monday.
Maze blames the high temperatures on a high pressure ridge that is over most of the country. That system is likely to bring more hot weather to North Carolina over the next few days.
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