Excessive Heat Warning Continues -- Temperatures Top 100°

Friday concluded the third consevutive day of triple digit heat through eastern Carolina and Saturday could add to that total.

On Friday, the mercury in Kinston and Rocky Mount got to 102° and 101° in Goldsboro. Earlier Kenansville, Greenville, Richlands and Washington hit the century mark.

Add the humidity and it felt more like 111° in Rocky Mount and Washington, 110° in Kinston and Goldsboro.

The combination of temperatures of 95 to 100+ degrees and high humidity values will produce dangerous heat index values of 106 to
112+ degrees this afternoon.

Prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical attention. With little cooling this evening, accumulative heat impacts will produce increased stress on the body.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

The intense heat will continue through the weekend, with Sunday's highs in the upper 90s. The heat index values will remain from 104-110+° through the weekend.

The heat should break a bit on Monday as a front nears the area, knocking the highs back to the low 90s, with a chance for some rain as well.


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  • by Dave Location: (OOOO) on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    WITN is sticking to their Weather Is The News acronym.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    If non believers think it is hot now, just think what awaits them in Hades.
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      by Tarzan on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:39 PM in reply to
      And if you are truly a christian you will love thy neighbor as thy self. So get in your car and go into the inner city and get a "neighbor" and take them home to your AC. How is that believing thing working for you now?
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        by Truth on Jul 23, 2011 at 02:54 AM in reply to Tarzan
        Just think what awaits the believers in Hades, when God rewards only those who used their minds rationally and refused to believe in something without evidence.
  • by Truth on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Want a neat trick to cool your car off fast when it's been sitting in the sun all day? 1) Roll down the passenger side window completely. 2) Open and close the driver's side door 5 to 6 times briskly. 3) Enjoy your much, MUCH cooler car.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 11:54 PM in reply to Truth
      Yeah I'm sure no one ever thought of that before...
  • by Anonymous Location: bertie county on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    it hit 104 and thats without the heat indexs
  • by Frank the Tank Location: Ayden on Jul 22, 2011 at 03:53 PM
    duh! great reporting! everyone knows it hot! how about focus on our budget?????????
  • by Bryan Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    I drove downtown this afternoon and noticed hardly anyone outside - walking - or in the yard. Imagine this heat without A/C. If you know anyone without it - please ask them over tonight.
  • by generator sales on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    Wait till the hurricanes come and knock out the power to our AC units and ice makers.
  • by Polecat Location: Aurora on Jul 22, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Hot today, hot yesterday, gonna be hot tomorrow. Yep..
  • by Anon Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    I am looking foward to some cooler weather.
  • by BOB Location: ENC on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:21 AM
    Please be careful in this heat. Once you have been affected by the heat, you have a lower tolerance after that. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water, sip on it all day long. This will keep you from getting dehydrated.
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      by Agree on Jul 22, 2011 at 01:39 PM in reply to BOB
      Bob, you are so right! I had a heat stroke about 25 years ago, and my personal thermostat has not been right since!I am either freezing cold or sweltering hot all the time! It really makes it uncomfortable sometimes!
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