Besides being in the triple digits, the temperatures predicted for the weekend could break the record for the highest temperatures recorded in history on both Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
The high temperature on both Saturday and Sunday is expected to be 103 degrees, according to Scott Sharp, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The highest temperature recorded on June 30 is 102 degrees, which occurred in 1959. The highest temperature recorded on July 1 is 99 degrees, which occurred in 2005.
What really makes this heat wave stand out isnt just the relatively high temperatures, however. The fact that we are expecting temperatures to be above 100 degrees for five days in a row is unusual, said Sharp. Temperatures are predicted to be above 100 degrees from Saturday through the beginning of the week.
There is a possibility for a slight break in the string of high temperatures if cloudy skies move in on Sunday, but even so, temperatures are still expected to be 99 degrees if that happens.
Todays high temperatures is 94 degrees.
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