Sunday, April 14
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Not A Dry Heat – Weather Service Warns of Dangerously Hot Weather This Week

ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh is warning of dangerously hot temperatures this week as a high as 105 to 112 degrees expected as soon as tomorrow.

On a hot day, the guy cools with his head in the refrigerator. Broken air conditioner. (V/Adobe Stock)
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TLDR

  • Heat index values at or above 105 degrees are expected today, with even higher readings of 105 to 112 expected Tuesday.
  • A Heat Advisory has been issued today from Noon to 8 pm for much of central NC.
  • An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued Tuesday for much of central NC.

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Credit- NWS

According to forecasters with the NWS, a strong high pressure will be building over the Tennessee Valley region will build across the Southeast United States through much of the week, resulting in hot and humid conditions. Heat index values at or above 105 degrees are expected today, with even higher readings of 105 to 112 expected Tuesday. Actual high temperatures will range in the 90s today, and upper 90s to lower 100s Tuesday.

Severe Weather Threat

The high temperatures also bring the chance of strong sterms with many portions of the Triad under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms. Only isolated storms are expected with the best chance in the far NE part of NC.

While locally most of Randolph County is outside of the threat of severe heat and storms the forecast has been rapidly changing in the last 48 hours as forecasters get a better picture from models. Everyone is encouraged to stay #weatheraware and use caution if you have outdoor plans. Stay hydrated and try to limit exposure during the hottest time of the day.