Severe thunderstorms possible

Posted June 14, 2010 5:20 p.m. EDT
Updated June 14, 2010 7:57 p.m. EDT

— Residents around North Carolina are bracing themselves against the possibility of another round of severe weather late Monday.

Severe thunderstorm watches were issued earlier Monday for much of central and eastern North Carolina. A watch means that weather conditions are prime for the development of a severe weather phenomena.

Unseasonable heat and high humidity are the potential tinder for storms.

Raleigh and Durham saw a high of 92 degrees Monday, and Fayetteville 97 degrees. The humidity made it feel as if it were actually between 100 and 105 degrees.

A slight chance for isolated, widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms continues through Wednesday, but there's no real relief in sight from the high temperatures.

The mercury was forecast to climb into the 90s every day this week but Wednesday, with overnight lows dropping into only the low 70s.