Lower temperatures and possible rain are in store for the Triangle, but not until one more day of readings in the mid to upper 90s, weather forecasters said Wednesday.
The National Weather Service posted a heat advisory – meaning a heat index of at least 105 degrees was expected – for Johnston County and eastward, but the rest of the area was likely to see indices of “only” 99 to 102, the day’s forecast stated. That makes four days in a row of mid to upper 90s.
Thursday was expected to bring high temperatures in the upper 80s and a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms by late afternoon.
The more moderate temperatures, resulting from a cold front sinking across the state from the northwest, were forecast to prevail through the weekend. High temperatures were forecast to be in the high 80s or low 90s.