56 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2012-06-18 06:57:00
Updated: 2012-06-18 12:52:50
Posted June 18, 2012 6:57 a.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2012 12:52 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Mild, pleasant weather will disappear, and heat and humidity take its place in North Carolina just in time for the official start of summer this week.
"It's going to be more summer-like as we head on through what will end up being the first week of summer," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
The mercury will rise into the mid 80s Monday, flirt with the 90-degree mark on Tuesday and shoot high above it on Wednesday, the first official day of summer. Temperatures are predicted to stay above 90 degrees for the rest of the week.
"We'll be quite humid by the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday especially," Moss said.
Rain, though, will mostly stay away. There is a slim chance of isolated storms in the afternoon Monday and Tuesday.
"What we're looking at today and tomorrow is just a few stray showers," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
The rain chances dry up by mid-week.
"It'll be muggy and warm, but our chance of showers is pretty slim," Gardner said.