Daily Forecast for Monday, July 20th, 2020

Weather Forecast and High Temperatures for North and South Carolina

Daily Forecast for Monday: Extreme Heat Dominates Region

I am not gonna waste any time here on the Daily Forecast for Monday. It is gonna be hot. Temperatures throughout the region will be in the upper 90s for almost all locations, and several places could easily break 100°F. These air temperatures, combined with the crazy-high dewpoints, has led the National Weather Service to issue Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings for a huge swath of NC.

Map of Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for The Carolinas

CDC inforgraphic about Heat Safety
Tap the image for full-size. Image provided by the CDC

Remember, Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings mean that the heat index will be above 100°F or 105°F for 2 full days and nights. Therefore, the lows on Monday night will struggle to dip below the mid 80s, if not higher. The CDC has put out a helpful infographic (to the left) about how to stay safe during these extreme heat events. Like all images I post, you can click the image to view it full size. Finally, here are the 2pm heat index temperatures for tomorrow.

With heat like this, we will be praying for the 20% to 30% chance for thundershowers across the Carolinas. Hopefully we will see more than are forecast.

Heat Index values for North Carolina and South Carolina

Be sure to stay safe out there. Stay hydrated and take frequent breaks!

-CWA

Weather Forecast and High Temperatures for North and South Carolina
By mid-day, everyone will be PRAYING for cooling thunderstorms!

 

 

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!