August 17: Sultry Today, Unsettled This Weekend

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A stormy weather pattern will set up over central North Carolina this weekend, but in the meantime we’re in for another hazy, hot and humid day. High temperatures this afternoon will climb to the low 90s:Factor in the humidity, and the heat index will approach triple-digit territory:We will see a slightly better storm chance late this afternoon into early evening:The radar simulation backs that up, with a few more “radar freckles” compared to yesterday:I wouldn’t worry about it if you’re heading out to a high school football game this evening — the storms will be more miss than hit. The CBS 17 sports crew will be out at the Clayton-Garner game for the first week of action…they’ll be sweating, I’m sure:

We’ll start off dry tomorrow, then a much better chance of storms will develop late in the day:We’ll still warm up to around 90 before that storm chance develops:The same pattern will repeat itself on Sunday, but with a few more clouds to keep temperatures in the upper 80s:

Higher-than-average rain chances will continue through at least the middle of next week — up-and-down rain chances lead to up-and-down temperatures each day:There will undoubtedly be changes to next week’s forecast. The rain chances will be caused by a parade of little ripples in the atmosphere — trying to pin down the timing of those ripples is really tricky. Just embrace the uncertainty, and we’ll keep you updated…

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