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Forecast: 100 Saturday, 100 Sunday

Posted June 6, 2008 6:24 a.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2008 2:00 p.m. EDT

— If Friday’s temperatures don’t hit the triple digits, this weekend’s weather should pick up the slack. Highs are expected to hit 100 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

“Hopefully, you have a cool place to hang out,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Fifty two counties are under heat advisories from noon to 8 p.m.

Friday marked day three of the heat wave. The next few days will be the hottest the Triangle has seen since last August and September.

“Temperatures are going to be quickly rising,” Maze said. “They could top out at 100 by the end of the day.”

The extreme heat could last through the mid part of June, possibly until the 15th or 16th of the month.

Gov. Mike Easley is urging citizens to take precautions against heat stroke.

The state departments of Health and Public Safety suggest these tips for keeping cool:

  • Do not leave children or animals in a parked car, even for just a few minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, especially if you must spend time outside.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to protect from sunburn.
  • Stay indoors in air-conditioning if possible.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Avoid cooking with the stove and oven.