Rain stays away as heat begins to climb into next week

Posted June 10, 2017 7:49 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:05 p.m. EDT

— Get ready for the heat.

After a couple days of cool temperatures and low humidity, central North Carolina is in for a different feel as the mercury begins to climb.

High pressure in the area will keep the skies free of rain for most people, Moss said, though there's a slim chance of an isolated shower.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and heating up a bit more to finish the weekend. Highs in the low 90s, although still not all that humid.

"We'll start off with bright sunshine and nothing more than the fair weather cumulus clouds in the afternoon," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. "It will be day three of the heat."

As the region gets into next week, temperatures will begin to peak in the mid-90s, and the humidity will bloom, too.

"As we look ahead, expect more 90s, possibly even 95 as we head into Wednesday," Fishel said.

"Humidity stays sort of in check for Monday and Tuesday, but goes up later in the week," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "By that time, we're looking at high temperatures around 95 degrees, the heat index up near 100 (degrees)."

The chance of rain stays low through most of next week but bumps up to 25 percent on Thursday.

"The chance of thunderstorms later in the week could keep temperatures down, but it's a summer-like forecast ahead."

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