The temperatures are even hotter today, Happy Tuesday, North Carolina! Partly to mostly sunny and hot with highs in the low-upper 90s outside of the mountains. Our high-pressure system that has been setting over the state will slowly move away allowing for a trough to move in, this will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with the best chance in the Mountains and Foothills, but the coverage also increases some to the east. Heat index values will also be high for Central and Eastern NC 103-109°, stay cool. The thunderstorms will hopefully move through cities and towns that have not seen them lately, especially to the east, the main risk is the typical garden hit or miss thunderstorms. One or two storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds.
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