Oppressive Heat Continues; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

An oppressive and dangerous heat wave continues across a large section of the U.S. with hazy, hot and humid conditions. Widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories stretch from the central and southern Plains to the Southeast. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in multiple spots, in Montana, parts of the Midwest and from the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys into the Carolinas. Read More >

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 35.89°NLon: 78.78°WElev: 394ft.

Mostly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 7 Jul 8:51 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NW Wake Forest NC

Excessive Heat Warning July 7, 11:00am until July 7, 07:00pm
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Excessive Heat Warning
  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 107. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Partly Sunny
    then T-storms
    Likely

    High: 98 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am.  Low around 74. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 74 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 107. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Low around 74. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NW Wake Forest NC
 36.01°N 78.59°W (Elev. 397 ft)
8:56 am EDT Jul 7, 2022
9am EDT Jul 7, 2022-6pm EDT Jul 13, 2022
 
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