Weather's 'exactly what you would expect:' 90s, pop-up storms

Posted July 29, 2012 10:35 p.m. EDT
Updated July 30, 2012 5:57 a.m. EDT

— Highs in the low 90s and chances of late-day storms every day this week are "exactly what you would expect" as North Carolina moves from July to August, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

"This week, it's just going to be steady sailing along," Gardner said. "It doesn't look like we're going to have any real big surprises in our forecast this week."

Monday will see a high around 90 degrees, and some areas might not get out of the 80s. Isolated to scattered storms could flare up in the late afternoon and evening.

"Most of it's going to be to the south and east of the Triangle, but there could be some showers and thunderstorms popping up today really anywhere," Gardner said.

The forecast for Tuesday is nearly identical and similar for the rest of the week, with varying degrees of cloudiness and storm chances. Temperatures will edge up gradually, peaking around 94 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Our temperatures will be fairly normal over the next several days, but that doesn't mean cool by any means," Gardner said. "This time of year, I guess we can't complain about that."