Hot & humid first week of July

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After a cloudy start to the day on Saturday, skies will become partly sunny and a shower or storm will be possible Saturday afternoon into the evening.  Hot and humid conditions will linger through at least the end of the week with high temperatures mainly in the 90s and several chances of afternoon showers and storms.

Parts of central North Carolina are under a Marginal Risk for severe storms on Saturday.  Any storms that do develop could produce damaging wind gusts.  The best chance of storms will be from 2 PM – 9 PM before those storms fizzle out after sunset.

A cold front back to our west will stall to our north on Sunday and hot air will pump in across central North Carolina with highs reaching the 90s. It will still be humid, but not as humid as Saturday.  Just a couple of PM showers and storms will be possible on Sunday.

It will continue to be hot on Monday and on the 4th of July on Tuesday with highs remaining in the 90s.  Each day will have a chance of a pop up shower or storm, otherwise it will be partly sunny during the day and partly cloudy at  night.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of scattered PM showers and storms.  The high will be 88.  Winds will be southwest 5 to 12 mph.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Saturday Night will be partly cloudy with an evening shower or storm early.  The overnight low will be 73.  Winds will be southwest 3 to 5 mph.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Sunday will be partly sunny and hot with a couple of PM showers and storms possible.  The high will be 93.  Winds will be west-southwest around 5 mph.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Monday will be partly sunny, hot and humid, with a PM shower or storm possible.  The high will be 92 after a morning low of 72.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Tuesday, the 4th of July will also be partly sunny, hot and humid, with a PM shower or storm possible. The high will be 93, after a morning low of 71.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Wednesday will have clouds and sun with some PM showers and storms possible.  The high will be 92, after a morning low of 73.  The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Thursday will be have clouds and sun with a slight risk of a PM shower or storm.  The high will be 90, after a morning low of 72.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Next Friday will be mostly sunny with a very small chance of a PM shower or storm.  The high will be 92, after a morning low of 72.  The rain risk will be 10 percent.

This forecast was prepared by the WNCN weather team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smarts phone apps.

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