RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville had the hottest day of the year with highs reaching up to 101 on Friday and this weekend could be just as hot. A Heat Advisory will once again be in effect for all central North Carolina Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM. Heat index values will range from 103-110 in most areas during the afternoon. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM for Wake and Cumberland Counties. In these more urban areas, heat indices could climb as high as 115.
This will lead to heat-related illnesses if precautions are not taken. Drink plenty of water, wear light colored clothing and avoid any strenuous outdoor activities. If outdoors, find shade or air conditioning to cool off and make sure you take frequent breaks if working.
The weather pattern won’t change much over the weekend. There could be an isolated storm Saturday afternoon or evening, but a better chance of isolated storms late-day Sunday. A cold front will approach late Monday, but highs will still make it into the middle 90s. A few showers and storms will be possible on Monday with a slightly better chance on Tuesday. Monday will still be hot with highs in the mid 90s, but the heat will finally break by the end of the week with temperatures falling back to near-normal for this time of year.
Saturday will be mostly sunny, very hot and humid with a slight risk of an afternoon shower or storm. The high will be 99. Winds will be southwest 8 to 12 mph. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Saturday Night will be partly cloudy with a slight risk of an evening shower or storm. The overnight low will be 77. Winds will be southwest around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny, very hot and humid with a PM isolated shower or storm. The high will be 97. Winds will be south 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Monday will have clouds and sun with a few showers or storms possible. The high will be 95, after a morning low of 76. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers and storms around. The high will be 92, after a morning low of 74. The rain risk will be 40 percent.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a shower or storm. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Thursday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a PM storm. The high will be 90, after a morning low of 73. The rain risk will be 20 percent with a risk of a few PM storms.
Next Friday will be partly sunny again with a slight risk of a PM storm. The high will be 91, after a morning low of 74. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
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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.