NORTH CAROLINA -- Welcome to the hottest month of the year! Based on average temperatures across the state, July typically brings the hottest temperatures of any month.
What You Need To Know
- The July outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows hotter than average temperatures are expected in North Carolina
- Most locations in the state outside of the mountains and beaches have normal, or average, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s in July
- The Climate Prediction Center outlook also forecasts a wetter than average July for the Carolinas
The long range outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows July 2020 should be even hotter than average for North Carolina.
Normal afternoon highs for most locations in the state outside of the mountains and beaches are in the upper 80s to low 90s through July. That outlook would suggest many days this month may end up at least a bit hotter than that.
As summers get hotter in North Carolina though, it is not just about the afternoon high. The North Carolina Climate Science Report released earlier this year shows that overnight temperatures are warming at a faster pace during the summer months of June, July, and August than the afternoon temperatures.
Normal, or average, low temperatures for the month of July are in the upper 60s and low 70s for much of the state.
The hot and humid days of July may often lead to afternoon and evening storms. The Climate Prediction Center Outlook also forecasts wetter than normal conditions for the state in July 2020.