Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Week Ahead...

It's about that time... time to say goodbye to the weekend and look ahead to a new work and school week. We'll start with quiet weather and temperatures a little cooler than we saw on Sunday. Highs on Sunday reached 84 in Raleigh-Durham and 87 in Fayetteville. Monday and Tuesday afternoon temperatures should only reach the mid to upper 70s.

As of this evening, it looks like the big weather story this week could be the warm up coming toward the end of the week. Right now, we are forecasting highs in the upper 80s by Friday. Some of the computer models we use to forecast are suggesting highs could reach the low 90s by the end of the week. That is several days out, and things can certainly change in the world of weather. It does look like we could feel some summer warmth as we get ready for the Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the warmth, a chance for thunderstorms are in the forecast by week's end. We'll keep you posted on with the latest forecast on News 14 Carolina as you start to make your holiday weekend plans.

You'll hear a lot of weather talk in the news this week besides just the Memorial Day forecast. Hurricane Awareness Week starts today across the country. The Atlantic hurricane season begins in just under two weeks, and now is the time to prepare. With recent hurricane seasons that have been devastating, most folks don't need a reminder of what kind of damage a hurricane can do. However, it has been a while since North Carolina has seen extensive hurricane damage first hand. Remember, hurricanes don't only affect coastal areas. They can have a big impact on inland areas bringing flooding rains, damaging winds, and even tornadoes. Gary has posted more information about Hurricane Awareness Week below, and I'm sure we'll have more information on the blog and on News 14 Carolina through the week.

Have a great week!

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