A heat advisory was in effect for portions of eastern and central North Carolina as forecasters at the National Weather Service called for high temperatures in the upper 90s.
A strong upper level ridge building over the region will result in the summer-like temperatures. Combined with a moist air mass, the weather service says heat index values will reach up to 105 degrees.
Under a heat advisory, a period of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. People with outdoor plans are advised to drink plenty of water and take precautions to protect themselves from the heat.
In addition, the Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department has issued a Code Orange air quality action day for the Triad region, meaning ozone and particulates may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.