Outdoor sports canceled due to severe heat in Wake County

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Extremely high temperatures have put many games and practices on ice in Wake County.

The school district has canceled all outdoor athletics on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

CBS North Carolina Storm Team Meteorologist Alyssa Corfont says the heat index is expected to reach over 100 degrees on Tuesday.

Practices and games were impacted throughout the area on Monday as well.

Wake County Schools use a “WetBulb Globe Temperature device” and heat index to decide on weather-related cancellations.

In Cumberland County, outdoor sports and band practices were canceled.

Capital Area Soccer League, or CASL, canceled activities Monday because of the oppressive temperatures.

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The timing of these lost outdoor practice sessions is coming at an unfortunate time for local football teams, who are gearing up for their first big games this Friday night.

Parents should check with their child’s coaches to find out how their team’s schedule will be impacted.

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