Is This Thermometer Broken?July 6th, 2012 at 7:55 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
As expected we had some record heat yesterday. We tied the record at Norfolk International Airport with a high of 98. The previous 98 was reached in 2010. Elizabeth City actually broke a record with a high of 100 degrees. The old record was 99 set back in 1999. Today we’ll see a little relief from the extreme heat with a light northeast wind developing:
Even though the winds will be light, that northeast wind will help to drop the temperatures about 2-7 degrees. Highs along the shore will be in the low 90s or even near 90, whereas the heat will continue inland with highs in the upper 90s to near 100. There is a heat advisory for inland sections and all of northeast North Carolina through this evening.
Aside from the heat we’ll see mostly to partly sunny skies and perhaps a few pop-up showers and storms. Tomorrow we’ll have more of a west/southwest wind. So the extreme heat will return. Highs will be back in the upper 90s to low 100s. The heat index will rise up above 110 in several inland cities like Williamsburg and Franklin… Possibly Ahoskie. Many a people will either be at the beach, a pool, or in the A.C. I don’t quite know which one of those I am going to pick. Heat advisories or warnings are likely for the entire region, but stay tuned for specific details.
We’ll have to monitor for possible severe weather late Sunday into Monday as the cold front will be significant. Until then have a great weekend, and try to stay cool. For tips to beat the heat check out a previous blog of mine from last week. Beat The Heat Blog. Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler