Intense heat is surging into eastern North Carolina and will stay in the area through Saturday. A heat advisory has been posted for the entire area from noon to 8:00 pm Friday. Highs will hit 100° or slightly higher across most inland communities while coastal residents will see highs closer to 90°. The relative humidity will be increasing as well so heat indices will range between 105° and 110°. There will be lots of sunshine on Friday so folks should find ways to stay out of the heat, especially during the afternoon.
More of the same can be expected for Saturday although we may see an increase in thunderstorm activity late in the day or at night. Temperatures will fall back close to 90° by Sunday with a better chance for showers.