First Alert Weather Day: Temperatures get dangerous Wednesday

First Alert Weather Day: Temperatures get dangerous 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 upper 90s across many communities, and with humidity staying elevated, our heat index will likely range between 100 to 110°. To put this into perspective, when the heat index hits 105°, the National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory. Our current expected range would put most in the East under a possible heat advisory.

Rain showers developing later in the day near the coast will help regulate temperatures for some, but only those who receive the rain will see any sort of relief from the heat. A frontal boundary will move in through the day Thursday, bringing a better chance of showers and storms and reducing our chance of seeing the dangerous heat extend over multiple days.

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. (maxuser/)

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