High temperatures in Triangle will precede start of summer

From staff reportsJune 16, 2014 

— Summer appears to be getting a little ahead of itself, with the weather forecast for this week calling for afternoon temperatures in the 90s and possibly 100 degrees in spots on Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters said.

Summer officially starts at 6:51 a.m. Saturday, but those temperatures and heat-index readings that might go into the low 100s are not waiting.

A high-pressure area south of the Triangle will bring warm air into the state from the south, the National Weather Service said, until cooler air from the northwest pushes daytime highs back into the low to mid-90s.

Afternoon storms might brew up in places on the hot days, but the chance of cooling rain is greater on Friday and into the weekend, forecasters said.


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