Dangerous Heat Wave from the Midwest to East Coast; Severe Thunderstorms Across Portions of the Upper Midwest

A dangerous heat wave will persist through this weekend. Widespread warnings and advisories for the heat cover most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. Heat indices will surge past 100 degrees and even rise above 110 in many locations. Northwest of this dome of heat, severe thunderstorms with the possibility of strong tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage are possible into tonight. Read More >

Current conditions at

Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)

Lat: 35.89°NLon: 78.78°WElev: 394ft.

Thunderstorm

29°C

84°F

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed S 22 G 43 km/h
Barometer 1013.9 mb (29.96 in)
Dewpoint 20°C (68°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index31°C (87°F)
Last update 19 Jul 6:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Raleigh NC

Excessive Heat Watch July 21, 06:00am until July 21, 11:00pm
Excessive Heat Warning July 20, 10:00am until July 21, 06:00am
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Excessive Heat Watch
Excessive Heat Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Heat index values as high as 44. Southwest wind 5 to 8 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 38 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind around 8 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 26 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 37. Heat index values as high as 41. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 37 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 8 to 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 36 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 23 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 29 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 20 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 38. Heat index values as high as 44. Southwest wind 5 to 8 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind around 8 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 37. Heat index values as high as 41. Southwest wind 10 to 13 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 8 to 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Raleigh NC
 35.82°N 78.65°W (Elev. 80 m)
3:21 pm EDT Jul 19, 2019
7pm EDT Jul 19, 2019-6pm EDT Jul 26, 2019
 
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