No heat relief this weekend with only some showers, storms


Friday was the hottest day of the year so far in the Triangle with high temperatures topping out at 95° and it won’t be much cooler this weekend. Heat index temperatures were also around 100° and likewise, it will be just as humid Saturday and Sunday.

While the radar was dry most of the day Friday, Friday night will have a chance of showers and storms with heavy rain, thunder and lightning possible.

A cold front will approach on Saturday, so an afternoon and a shower or storm will be possible, but there will be no “colder” temps with this front. The best chances of rain Saturday will be mainly east of the Triangle.  Skies will clear out on Saturday night which will set us up for a mostly sunny Sunday.  However it will remain hot and humid with highs in the middle 90s on Sunday with a very small chance of rain.

Next week, highs will stay in the 90s.  A PM storm will be possible Monday, otherwise it will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, hot and humid.

Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey Friday around 5 p.m. edt. The storm dumped more than four inches of rain in parts of New Jersey and will continue to move north into Saturday. The center of Fay could actually pass over New York city overnight.

Fay will weaken to a tropical depression this weekend as it moves into Candada.


OVERNIGHT will be partly to mostly cloudy with a shower or storm possible. The overnight low will be 73. Winds will be southwest 3 to 5 mph.             

SATURDAY will be partly sunny with an afternoon shower or storm possible. The high will be 92.  Winds will be southwest 5 to 8 mph.                       

SUNDAY will be mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high of 94.  Winds will be west-southwest 5 to 10 mph.                      

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm Team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.

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