Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday will be another hot day across the viewing area, with highs in the mid to upper 90s and heat indexes in the triple digits.
Temperatures were mild overnight and early Sunday morning, but don’t let that fool you, said WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood. Temperatures will climb rapidly, into th 80s by 9 a.m. and the 90s by noon.
“Sweltering heat will build in,” Sheerwood said. “Keep your water bottle handy!”
Storms are not expected to be an issue Sunday afternoon. Although skies will be cloudy at times, the day should stay dry.
A heat advisory goes into effect at noon for Cumberland, Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Sampson, Wayne and Wilson counties, where heat index values are expected to rise between 102 and 107 degrees.
In the Triangle, heat indexes will top out around 99 or 100 degrees. With a dew point in the 70s expected across the viewing area, the humidity will feel oppressive, and the air will be thick and muggy.
In the Triangle, it won’t be quite as hot as it is to our east, but with a high around 97 degrees, it will be important to seek shade and drink plenty of water when venturing outdoors. People east of the Triangle need to be especially careful in the heat — checking on senior citizens, pets and children and keeping in mind the signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Monday will mimic Sunday, with highs in the mid 90s and storms unlikely.
“We’ll stay in the low to mid-90s all throughout the week,” Campbell said. “Our normal high this time of year is 90 degrees. After all, it is July in North Carolina.”
Sunday’s high will be around 96 with Monday hovering around 95.
Published at Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:54:56 +0000