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May 11: Hot, Hot, Hot For Mothers' Day Weekend

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Yesterday evening's storms are long gone, but they left about two dozen hail, wind and tree damage reports in their wake:

Today we get to enjoy the calm after the storms...we'll see partly cloudy skies overhead, with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s in most locations, even around 90 near Fayetteville and in the Sandhills:

Even hotter conditions are in store for the weekend...we'll be close to record highs in both the Triangle and in Fayetteville on Saturday:

Mother's Day will be hot too, with enough humidity to fuel a couple of pop-up storms in the afternoon:

It's just a 20% chance both Saturday and Sunday, so don't adjust any outdoor plans.

The weather should be cooperative for all of the graduation ceremonies in central North Carolina this weekend...and there are a lot! Saturday morning will be mild and pleasant:

Just slightly warmer Sunday morning, but still nice:

The hot weather will continue through at least Monday, then the weather pattern turns unsettled by mid-week, as a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere just kind of wanders around the southeastern U.S.:

We'll be get into the details of that next week -- for now, just enjoy the early taste of summertime weather this weekend!

 

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