NORTH CAROLINA -- A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate the southeastern United States through Wednesday.
- Highs today will be a bit warmer than yesterday
- Several locations will likely peak in the mid 90s while the Sandhills will flirt with high temperatures near 100 degrees
- We do have a minor, isolated rain chance tomorrow on Memorial Day
This will ensure our above average heat will continue well into the upcoming workweek. Highs today will be a bit warmer than yesterday. Several locations will likely peak in the mid 90s while the Sandhills will flirt with high temperatures near 100 degrees.
Our forecast overall remains mostly dry during this heat wave. We do have a minor, isolated rain chance tomorrow on Memorial Day. A back door cold front incoming from the north will dip over the North Carolina-Virginia state line. Skies will go from mostly sunny to partly cloudy by the afternoon. Isolated showers and storms will be possible through the afternoon and evening. But our next best chance of significant rainfall really doesn't arrive until next weekend.
While we continue to deal with high heat remember to stay safe. Drink plenty of water and if you're at the beach or pool be aware of your environment. At the beach, know the rip current risk. Even for the most experienced swimmers, rip currents can turn deadly.
If you're at the beach or pool also remember to wear plenty of sunblock as we continue with a high UV index. Lastly, drink plenty of water as highs in the 90s look to remain dominate in our forecast through Wednesday