First Alert Weather Day: Scorching Heat Arrives Wednesday

First Alert Weather Day: Scorching Heat Arrives Wednesday

Highs in the upper 90s come with elevated humidity

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Wednesday will be a First Alert Weather Day due to dangerous heat. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s across many communities, and with humidity staying creeping back upward, our heat index will likely range between 100 to 110°. 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. Our current expected range would put most in the East under a possible heat advisory Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday will be a First Alert Weather Day due to dangerous heat and humidity levels.

Wednesday will be a First Alert Weather Day due to dangerous heat and humidity levels.

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!

Temperatures across the Carolinas may climb close to the 90s and near 100 degrees

Temperatures across the Carolinas may climb close to the 90s and near 100 degrees

Once we head into Thursday, the heat will begin to break with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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