Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tuesday's Highs

  • Erwin: 106
  • Lumberton: 104
  • Fayetteville: 103
  • Laurinburg-Maxton: 103
  • Southern Pines: 102
  • Goldsboro: 100
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 100
  • Chapel Hill: 99
  • Louisburg: 99
  • Raleigh-Durham: 99
  • Henderson-Oxford: 97

We are likely to see highs between 100 and 105 again today. Many spots may be a degree or two hotter than Tuesday. The heat is at dangerous levels again today and the affects of heat can be cumulative from the last few days. Be sure to follow those heat wave safety rules -- take plenty of breaks, drink plenty of water, and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

In addition to the intense heat, we can't forget about the dry conditions across the state. This week's hot and dry weather has only made the drought worse. A new drought monitor is scheduled to be released Thursday. There is word that the severe drought now in the western part of the state could expand to the east. We'll keep you posted.

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