First Alert Weather Day: Roasting hot Wednesday; Weekend trending even hotter

First Alert Weather Day: Roasting hot Wednesday; Weekend trending even hotter

Highs in the upper 90s come with elevated humidity

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Wednesday will be a First Alert Weather Day due to intense heat. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s across inland communities with the beaches peaking near 90°. With humidity creeping back upward, our heat index will likely range between 100 to 105°. To put this into perspective, when the heat index hits 105° to 110° for several consecutive hours, the National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory. We’ll be just below Heat Advisory criteria on Wednesday. The weekend, however, may bring Heat Advisories and Heat Warnings to portions of Eastern NC.

First Alert Weather Day for the intense heat on Wednesday

First Alert Weather Day for the intense heat on Wednesday

Temperatures across the Carolina could make a run to the mid to upper 90s and close to the scorching 100s further inland. This is not accounting for the humidity. If you are going to be outdoors for any prolonged period of time, be sure to take frequent breaks, trying to stay indoors during peak heating hours. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Heat Advisories and Heat Warnings possible

Heat Advisories and Heat Warnings possible

The difference in a Heat Advisory vs Heat Warning temperatures.

The difference in a Heat Advisory vs Heat Warning temperatures.

Once we head into Thursday, the heat will begin to break and we turn our attention the potential thunderstorms that will be similar to Monday’s event, as they were isolated and scattered.

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