A heat advisory will be in effect for all counties in eastern Carolina on Saturday through 7:00 pm. The heat index will peak from 102-107 in the afternoon. Stay well hydrated and listen to your body. Heat related illnesses can come on quickly in the high heat.
Multiple locations registered a heat index of 106 on Friday and conditions will be slightly warmer on Saturday. The heat wave will continue on both Saturday and Sunday, sending inland highs into the upper 90s with the heat index nearing 107 degrees. Skies will again stay sunny due to the ridge of high pressure with southwesterly winds keeping our humidity levels high. A few pop-up showers may develop in the heat of the afternoon, but widespread storms is not expected. Not much relief from the heat will be felt through the evening hours. Overnight lows will only cool to around 80 degrees Saturday and Sunday night.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot with scorching highs in the upper 90s. Heat index: 102-106.
Saturday Night: Most clear and warm with lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 2 to 4 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and hot with highs in the upper 90s. Head index between 102-106 and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
*Small Craft Advisory*
Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 20 knots on Saturday. Offshore swells will range from 4 to 6 feet. Waves heights will run around 1 to 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||89 / 87|
|Water Temp||73 / 80|
|Waves||2-3ft / 1-2ft|