First Alert Weather Day: One More Day of Heat

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Heat wave continues into Tuesday where it’ll end as a cold front arrives Tuesday night.

New Bern set a new record high again on Tuesday. Temperatures reached 97°F before rain cooled the area. The previous record was 95° set back in 1948 at New Bern’s Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. New Bern set a new record high on Sunday as well along with two highest overnight low records. More records could fall on Tuesday. Taking the two-day average of this heat wave, it’s the hottest weather since July 2012.

Tuesday’s highs will be back in the mid to upper 90s with a heat index between 105-115°F. While a few isolated storms are possible, most don’t see rain until later in the evening. A few storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts.

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