Here comes the heat: Weekend will be warmest so far this year

Summer arrives this weekend with temperatures that will reach into the 90s under sunny skies.

Saturday and Sunday may be the warmest days so far this year across central North Carolina, so experts advise easing into the heat. Exercise early – before the heat of the day – and avoid over-exertion. Make sure outdoor animals have plenty of shade and cool water. People should prepare with sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses to protect the eyes, and should carry water for outdoor activities like the Got to Be NC festival at the State Fairgrounds or Artsplosure in downtown Raleigh.

Got To Be NC 2013

After seven weekends in which we saw rain, many are itching to get out and enjoy, and there are plenty of community events to choose from.

With Memorial Day weekend just a week away, many public and private pools will open for the summer to offer some cool relief.

Swimming Pool

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature mostly clear skies, so rain is not likely to provide relief from the heat, which is forecast to top out around 90 degrees each day.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s.

Temperatures won’t fall much for next week, either, with highs in the upper 80s expected Monday and 90s expected for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Published at Sat, 18 May 2019 11:14:40 +0000