Blazing heat and humidity on the way this afternoon

by Abel Hampton July 17, 2017, 14:06
Blazing heat and humidity on the way this afternoon

We'll get some relief by the weekend - but in the meantime - the heat just keeps on cranking! It will be more comfortable as high temperatures reach the low to mid 80s, with lower humidity and a northeast breeze up to 10 miles per hour.

Of course, the humidity is as big a story as the heat. The heat index will be back above 100 in parts of central North Carolina Thursday and Friday and another heat advisory is possible.

Taking the heat and humidity together, the heat index - a measure of how hot it feels - had already climbed into triple digits by midday and is likely to top out near 105 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of eastern Oklahoma from noon until 7 p.m. today. Those went into effect Wednesday afternoon and will continue through 6 p.m. Thursday.

A weak cold front will interact with monsoon moisture to bring a chance of mainly dry thunderstorms, mainly this weekend.

Temperatures cool down slightly for Sunday and into the beginning of next week, with highs mostly in the 80's to lower 90's. Don't leave any living thing (kids, pets, etc.) in a auto for even a minute, as interior temperatures will soar to 140 degrees during the heat of the day.

While most of the storms will die by nightfall, there is a chance that a few do linger on into the overnight hours.

High temperatures on Saturday are forecast to reach the seasonable lower to mid 80s.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy.

Showers and storms are flaring up south of I-20 and points southward especially.

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