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Searing…..exactly.  We’ll be feeling like a bunch of seared tuna steaks in this heat today!  No heat advisories in effect today, but the mercury will surge into the mid-90s, which will put the heat index between 100° to 106°.

Not a bad day to cool off at the beach!  If you’re heading to the Oceanfront or the Outer Banks, there will be a low risk of rip currents with water temperatures in the mid to upper-70s.  Grab your big beach umbrella and have a blast!

We’ll escape mostly dry today, but there will be a chance of an isolated shower later this evening.  As a cold front approaches the region, expect a better chance of some widely scattered showers overnight.  Hopefully, Mother Nature doesn’t wake you up before your alarm.

That front will stall out overhead, so we’ll have a chance of some pop-up showers/storms Friday afternoon/evening.  Shower threat aside, it’ll be a touch cooler tomorrow with highs in the upper-80s.  It won’t feel like much relief because the humidity will remain high.

Spoiler alert: dewpoints will stay in the 70s for at least the next 7 days, soooo not much relief on the way even with a slight drop in temps.

Looking ahead to the holiday weekend – a few spotty showers are possible on Saturday, but we’ll be dry Sunday and Monday with highs in the upper-80s.  As EVERYONE heads back to work and school next Tuesday, the mercury will be near 90° with lots of sunshine.

A quick check of the tropics:

There is a tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa.  It could strengthen into a tropical depression sometime this weekend.  We’ll definitely be watching this system over the next several days as it is forecasted to move into the Atlantic.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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