It was another warmer than average day with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s across the Triangle, and even hitting 90 in Fayetteville. That is the 5th time this year that Fayetteville has hit 90 or warmer during the afternoon. While communities across the Triangle haven’t hit 90 degrees yet, that will change tomorrow.

Expect a hot Thursday with highs climbing into the middle 90s. There will also be a chance for scattered areas of rain and storms, but because we will be so hot, that will allow any storms that develop to become strong to even severe. Much of Central North Carolina is outlined in a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) with the main threats being damaging wind and large hail.

Friday will be even hotter with highs expected to reach near 96 degrees. This is forecast to pass our record high on Friday of 94 set in 1938.  Skies will be mostly sunny.

Saturday will still be just as hot with just a slight chance of a late day shower or storm under more mostly sunny skies.

Sunday will have a better chance of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches.  Highs will be in the lower 90s on Sunday before the rain and cold front arrives.

Monday will be noticeably cooler with highs in the 70s, with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of  a few showers and storms.

FORECAST                          

OVERNIGHT will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 65. Winds will be southwest 10 to 15 mph.          

THURSDAY will be partly sunny with a spotty afternoon and evening storms. The high will be 93. Winds will be southwest 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT will be partly cloudy with scattered rain and storm. The overnight low will be 68. Winds will be south around 5 mph.

FRIDAY will be mostly sunny and hot. The high will be 96. Winds will be 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.