It does not appear North Carolina will see any relief from the current heat wave anytime soon.  Normal high temperatures are in the mid and upper 80s for mid and late June.  High temperatures will be well into the 90s outside of the mountains through the rest of this week.  Some locations near Fayetteville and the Sandhills could hit 100 again Thursday.

The heat will likely continue through the weekend as well with highs over much of central and eastern North Carolina forecast for the mid and upper 90s.  The humidity will make it feel more like 100 or higher.

The latest forecast data suggests early next week could be even hotter with highs at least in the upper 90s.  Many parts of the state could see at least or or two days next week with a high of 100 or slightly higher.

Long range forecasts do not look that good either for anyone looking for much cooler weather.  The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center calls for above normal temperatures for the next two weeks.  That means we could see highs at least in the 90s almost every day for the rest of June.

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