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Holiday weekend: Hot with a chance of pop-up storms

August 31, 2018

Current Temperatures, DMA

The stretch of mostly dry days has come to an end in the Triangle after some overnight showers fell in the Triangle with the possibility of more wet weather today and into the holiday weekend.

“We had some thunderstorms that rolled through parts of Raleigh and Durham overnight with some very heavy rain, a lot of lightning and some very loud thunder,” said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. “It just fizzed as it moved to the north.”

She said the chance for more precipitation on Friday is possible during the afternoon and evening hours.

In addition to the threat of rain, Friday will be hot.

“It will feel very hot,” Wilmoth said, adding that it will feel like triple-digit heat in some parts of central North Carolina. “This isn’t the actual temperature, this is what it will feel like.”

The temperature will top out in the low 90s but the head index will make it seem hotter, Wilmoth said.

The temperature on Saturday is expected to reach the lower 90s with a 40 percent chance of storms.

Rain chances diminish on Sunday to 20 percent with a high temperature in the low 90s.

The Labor Day holiday on Monday is expected to be mostly dry with a high temperature in the low 90s.

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