Dangerous heat continues....

>> Friday, July 22, 2011

Some select highs from yesterday:

Fayetteville: 103
Raleigh: 102
Laurinburg: 101
Wilmington: 100
Burlington: 99
Charlotte: 97
Greensboro: 96

Highs today will head up into the 97-100 degree range for the I-85 corridor and in the 99-104 range when you get closer to I-95, the Sandhills, and the coastal Plain. Heat index values will run from 105-110 for the I-85 areas and over 110 at times farther east.

Overall, the heat continues this weekend with highs staying in the upper side of the 90s and continued muggy conditions.

Isolated storms will be with us today and tomorrow with a little better coverage for Monday and Tuesday.

The heat will slightly back down for the first half of next week, but I still anticipate another wave of heat later next week and the following weekend.

Stay cool!


Dangerous Heat...

>> Thursday, July 21, 2011

The heat will be up into the dangerous levels over the next few days. For the I-85 corridor, look for highs in the upper 90s to near 100 today into the weekend. For the I-95 corridor into the Sandhills, highs will exceed 100 in many spots.

When you factor the humidity into the equation, heat index values will exceed 105 at times, and that is dangerous type of heat. Some spots could see heat index values exceeding 110.

Please use lots of caution if you have to be outside for any extended period of time. Take frequent breaks in the air conditioning, and drink plenty of water. Also, please check on anybody that doesn't have air conditioning. Make sure your pets have plenty of fresh, cold water.

A few isolated storms will fire off the next few afternoons, but they will be few and far between. The storm chances look a little better for Sunday and especially Monday.

I still think we get a brief break from the heat Monday and Tuesday, but it sure looks like another big ridge will develop right overhead by the second half of next week, meaning another wave of heat.


Two tropical storms out there.....Bret and Cindy. Both are fish storms and will not impact land.


Heat and humidity getting oppressive...

>> Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heat and humidity will be our big weather stories through the weekend. Highs today will reach at least the mid 90s in many spots with upper 90s to near 100 degree readings across the region as a whole tomorrow into the weekend. Heat index values today will exceed 100 in many spots with heat indices making a run at 105 or so tomorrow on through the weekend.

A few PM storms are possible today, and then the overall chance of rain in any one spots looks to diminish for tomorrow and Friday before increasing again this weekend.

Stay cool!


Bret continues to behave as expected and is headed out to sea.

The Canadian and European models are trying to sniff out a possible East Coast tropical system later next week....see today's video for the graphics on that.


Heat and humidity arriving....scattered storms too...

>> Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Here come the 90s....low to mid 90s for many of us today, then mid to upper 90s right on through the upcoming weekend. Not only will it be pretty hot, it will be muggy as well, and morning lows will only drop into the mid 70s most days.

A disturbance is rolling our way from the Midwest, and that will likely trigger some scattered storms this afternoon and evening. A few storms could produce some damaging winds and/or some hail.

Scattered storms will remain a possibility tomorrow, and then I only expect an isolated coverage Thursday and Friday before the coverage increases again over the weekend.

I still see signs of a break in the heat as we get into next work week.


Bret is behaving as expected and has begun a northeast motion, and the system will head between the US East coast and Bermuda. The only real impact Bret will have on the US is some increased surf and rip current potential for the Eastern Seaboard this week.


Back in the saddle...

>> Monday, July 18, 2011

Good to be back this morning after a week away from the weather maps.

The big weather story this week in our region will be building levels of heat and humidity. Many highs today and tomorrow creep back up toward the lower 90s, but then it's mid to upper 90s Wednesday through the weekend...even some 100+ reading possible in some spots.

A few afternoon storms will pop up today in the higher elevations, and a couple might drift into the foothills. However, everybody has a much better chance tomorrow of seeing some scattered afternoon and evening storms. Thereafter, it just looks like we will see a few pop-up afternoon storms on a daily basis through the weekend.

There are signs of another break in the heat around here by next Tuesday or Wednesday.


Tropical Storm Bret is slowly gaining strength near the Abaco Islands. However, Bret will head out to sea and not impact the US directly. There will be some increased surf and rip currents for the Carolina beaches later this week.

Check out the Tropical Weather page of my site for all of the info you need regarding Bret and the rest of the tropics...


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