Heat rolls on in North Carolina

Posted June 11, 2010 10:33 a.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2010 7:24 p.m. EDT

— It's going to be another scorching weekend in North Carolina.

"It's going to be hot this weekend, and it's probably going to stay that way for the rest of the summer," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Since we're heading into June, I think we can just kiss that cool weather good-bye."

Friday saw a high in the low 90s, only a few high, thin clouds and relatively comfortable humidity levels.

Saturday and Sunday will see higher humidity and temperatures in the mid 90s. There's a slight chance of late-day storms on Saturday, particularly west of the Triangle. The whole region will see a better chance for storms late Sunday as an upper-level disturbance moves over the state.

Those temperatures are much higher than the normal highs in the mid 80s, Gardner said, but they likely won't break any records, which are set in the upper 90s for this weekend.

It will be hot enough that people should take care during outdoor activities. "It's going to be warm and muggy. Just make sure you're drinking plenty of water," Gardner said.

Highs in the 90s and upper 80s stretch out for the next week.

"The heat just rolls on," Gardner said. "Here it is. It's summer. We'll have to grin and bear it."