Extreme Heatwave Set to Scorch the East Coast Next Week


Some record highs were broken across the Southeast today, 95 degrees in Charlotte which broke the old record set in 1961. There were other records broken as well. However, there is no end to the recent heat as temperatures next week will be blazing once again. The GEFS recently had a high of 97 degrees around Wednesday of next week. However, this was likely overdone as much of the Carolinas will see highs between 90 and 93 F. However, some locations could still make it into the mid 90s as a 95 degree reading is not out of the question.

Below is the forecast departure from normal temperatures for Tuesday next week.

A large heat dome or ridge of high pressure will hang tough through the middle of next week. This will cause highs to remain in the 90s for much of the Carolinas and Virginia. Take it easy if you are outdoors and be sure to drink plenty of water. If you can stay in air conditioning for most of the day. Electric bills will continue to be high through the end of this month. Pools should still remain open.

The heat should break by next weekend, with highs only topping out in the 60s. See our previous article here on the site for those details.

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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!