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Another 95-degree day today

ABC11 Eyewitness News
ABC11 Eyewitness News

Another 95-Degree Day: Areas of morning fog will be possible. Temps are starting in the upper 60s and low 70s. The afternoon high at RDU got to 95-degrees Wednesday, making it the hottest day of 2021. That mark will be achieved, again, today-with some areas getting to 96 or 97-degrees this afternoon. Feels will range from 100 to 105+. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Heat Safety: Feels-like temps will climb into the low one-hundreds today through Friday due to temperatures in the low and mid 90s combined with high humidity. These will be the highest feels-like conditions, so far, this year, which may cause stress to those working in the heat or without access to air conditioning. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Heat Safety Tips:

-Drink plenty of fluids

-Stay in an air-conditioned room

-Stay out of the sun

-Check up on relatives and neighbors

-Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

End of the Week: Expect another hot day Friday, with afternoon highs around the mid-90s and feels near 105. A cold front will approach from the north Friday. This front will be more progressive, pushing south of the area by early Saturday morning. Spotty showers and storms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening, with lingering showers possible before sunrise Saturday. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Severe Risk Friday & Saturday: The Storm Prediction Center has included areas from the Triangle and east in a level 1 of 5 threat for isolated severe storms Friday and Saturday. The main concern will be damaging wind gusts.

Sunday: The aforementioned front will lift back north. Afternoon highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 80s, with feels in the low 90s.

Next Week: Another cold front will approach into Monday. This will bring another round of scattered showers and storm Monday and Tuesday. Temps will drop next week. Highs Monday and Tuesday will be in the low and mid 80s, with lows in the upper 60s.

Tropics-Atlantic basin: The Atlantic basin is quiet. No development is expected within the next 2 to 5 days over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, or the Atlantic Ocean.

Stay cool, and be safe!

Kweilyn Murphy

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