Heatwave Expected This Holiday Weekend

Summer is here, and will make its presence known this weekend. It will be hot, but really just close to average by Carolina Standards. The heat will start turn up on Saturday, and on Sunday we are expecting the hottest temperatures so far. Below is the map and legend as to what kind of heat you can expect for your area.

AREA A: Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90s, with heat indices in the 100s to 110 F. The purple will be the most dangerous area for heat on Sunday and precautions should be taken.

AREA B: High temps will be in the low to mid 90s. Heat indices will be uncomfortable, but a sea breeze at the beach or being the the foothills will make the heat very slightly more bearable.

AREA C: The mountains will be the place to be if you don’t like heat. Highs here will only top out around 90, with widespread upper 80s expected.

All weekend, we advise to slow down and limit time outdoors, especially with the smoke and poor air quality. If you can smell the smoke outside, it is probably not healthy to breathe. Hydrate and drink plenty of water and wear light clothing this weekend. It’s the 4th of July Holiday, so in the South we always expect hot temperatures.

This year will be no different, however on Sunday temperatures and heat indices are expected to reach the dangerous territory. Consult your local NWS office for all heat safety and air quality conditions.

Enjoy responsibly and if conditions permit!

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!