Saturday, July 01, 2006

Hot Weekend Weather

Hot weather is in the forecast through the 4th of July. Afternoon highs the next few days will likely be slightly warmer than what we saw this Saturday. Today's high reached 88 at the Raleigh-Durham Airport, which is right at the "normal" reading for this time of the year. Luckily, it wasn't as hot as it was just one year ago when we tied the record high of 99 for July 1. Other afternoon highs from around the region include 90 in Fayetteville and in Lumberton.

We are forecasting highs in the mid 90s for Sunday through Tuesday. At least one of the computer models we use to forecast weather is suggesting highs as hot as 98 by Monday, which should be the warmest day of the next week.

The chance for even an isolated shower looks slim for Sunday, but we could see one or two isolated showers or thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday afternoons. We do anticipate more widespread shower and thunderstorms for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

In the tropics, all is quiet. The National Hurricane Center does not anticpate in any tropical development over the next day or two.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and prepare for the hot weather and plenty of sunshine! When you need an update on your 4th of July forecast, remember you don't have to wait for an evening newscast at 5, 6, or 11. Your forecast is never more than 10 minutes away with Weather on the Ones only on News 14 Carolina!

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