A hot and dry ridge of high pressure dominate much of the United States leaving millions of Americas under heat alerts through the second half of the week.
These heat alerts extend from the Northern Plains down to the Gulf Coast.
For the Carolinas, these will be the hottest temperatures we have seen all year. In fact we are forecasting actual highs to reach 98-99° on Thursday which if this verifies, this will be the hottest high temperature in 663 days, since October 3rd, 2019 when we reached 98°. Add high humidity and it will feel like 100°+.
The National Weather Service recommends taking the following precautions to prevent injuries and illness during periods of extreme heat:
- Drink plenty of water
- Limit outdoor activities
- Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing
- Wear sunscreen
- Work outdoors early or very late in the day when temperatures are cooler
With this potentially dangerous heat building in remember to look before you lock! Stay safe and stay cool.