DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES THIS WEEKEND
Dangerous heat and humidity expected this weekend, heat Index values will range from 110° 115°+ degrees across Central and Eastern NC. The Death Ridge will remains fully in control this weekend, the only relief will be isolated thunderstorms. A rare Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for all of Central and Eastern NC and a Heat Advisory for the Triad and foothills. Heat index values will be the highest they have been in many years. This is a serious situation, here’s a look at Saturday’s heat index values.
Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken. The urban areas around the Triangle, Fayetteville, Goldsboro and other cities are more vulnerable in a heat wave as they are known as heat islands, as they will be the even hotter during the day and the last to cool at night.
High temperatures and heat index values will last through Monday before a cold front brings relief. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures is likely. Prepare for extreme temperatures and high humidity which could result in heat illnesses. Take extra precautions if you must 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.
Above is a look at the Excessive Heat Warning for all of Central and Eastern NC
Here's a look at the Heat Advisory.