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Summertime heat continues, slight chance of pop-up showers this weekend

Posted June 27, 2019 7:58 a.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2019 1:08 p.m. EDT

— As we go into next week, the heat continues with Wednesday likely to be one of the hottest days as it could reach near 100 degrees. There will be a 30 percent chance of rain that day.It’s summer so it’s obviously going to be hot. However, some relief may be on the way, depending on where you live in the WRAL viewing area.

The weekend is shaping up to be a hot one with temperatures in the low to mid-90s. There will be a chance of showers as a cold front moves in from the north, but it’s not likely to be anything of a washout.

For some people, next week means vacation time as many will be hitting the beaches or out of town with the Fourth of July around the corner.

“It is going to be hot this weekend,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “Our temperatures climb into the mid 90s and for a lot of folks, it’s a kickoff to a week off. If you have the week off, you’re going to see a lot more of this.”

Heat Index

Temps on Thursday and Friday will continue to be in the low to mid-90s, kicking off a stretch of days where it’ll be very warm with a chance of some showers nearly each day. The northern counties in the WRAL viewing area have a better shot at rain with a 30 percent chance starting Friday through Sunday. Elsewhere, the chance of rain lessens as you head south with places like Fayetteville and Clinton likely not to see any rain at all.

Precipitation chances

“It has been a little on the dry side, at least the last week or two,” Gardner said.

Another hot one for Thursday

Those heading to the beach can expect it to be cooler. Gardner said the water temperatures will feel good with them being in the mid 70s in some spots.

Muggy meter

7-Day Forecast

As we go into next week, the heat continues with Wednesday likely to be one of the hottest days as it could reach near 100 degrees. There will be a 30 percent chance of rain that day.