Weather

Heat Wave Breaking Records

Posted August 7, 2007 7:47 a.m. EDT
Updated August 10, 2007 6:48 a.m. EDT

Heat Index

— This week's heat wave is bringing the worst stretch of heat to the Triangle this summer. The all-time high temperature recorded at RDU International Airport is 105 degrees. Thursday's high was 104, beating the previous daily record by four degrees. Wednesday also set a new record high.

Here's a look at this week's actual and forecast highs, and the records for each day.

Monday

Actual High: 97 degrees
Previous Record at RDU: 97 degrees (set in 1999)

Tuesday

Actual: 99
Record: 100 (1999)

Wednesday

Actual: 102
Previous Record: 101 (1999)

Thursday

Actual: 104
Previous Record: 100 (2001)

Friday

Forecast: 101
Record: 99 (2001)