Daily Forecast for Friday: Hot & Humid Finale for Friday
By the time you are reading this, Tropical Storm Fay will have moved almost entirely beyond the influential range of North Carolina. With the exception of extreme northeast North Carolina, the daily forecast for Friday features a weather pattern without tropical influence. The locations on the map marked with the thermometer icon (as seen to the left) are expected to have heat indices in excess of 100°F. In general, the most at-risk locations for excessive heat are in Central North Carolina. Depending on the amount of clouds, as well as any rain activity, this area of concern could easily expand. Most of North Carolina can expect temperatures in the mid 90s, but the humidity is going to be brutal. The probability of precipitation across central & eastern NC should stay around 20%.
Meanwhile, in South Carolina, the temperatures are similarly high. Expect high temperatures in the mid 90s. Furthermore, the amount of Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) is somewhat more elevated than in NC. With daytime heating, I would expect more prevalent storm activity in the 30%-40% range.
Stay hydrated when working outdoors; by the time you start to feel like you are in trouble, heat exhaustion has already set in.
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