Chance of showers, storms overnight; hot, humid air this week

Hot and muggy weather is arriving this week, with the potential for severe weather multiple days and heat index values near 100 degrees.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms late tonight into early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The primary threat for any storms is damaging winds.

The NWS warns that straight line winds can affect large areas and knock over semitrucks, trees and powerlines, and can cause damage to buildings. People should stay indoors and away from windows.

It will be hotter Wednesday with a high near 91 degrees and more showers and storms expected, the NWS said.

There is a chance of more showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night and into the early morning hours. The overnight low will be around 77 degrees.

The muggy and wet weather continues into Thursday, which will be even hotter with a high temperature near 95 degrees expected, according to the NWS.

The heat index could be as high as 102.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorm, mainly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday evening showers are likely mainly before 9 p.m. under partly cloudy skies with an overnight low around 75 degrees.

Rain chances continue through Friday, mainly after noon. The high temperature will be near 91 degrees. Showers are likely with possibly a thunderstorm Friday night with an overnight low around 66 degrees.

Heat Safety Tips

  • Stay well hydrated
  • Wear light clothing
  • Limit direct sunlight
  • Check on neighbors and the elderly
  • Be sure pets have plenty of fresh water
  • Work outdoors early or late in the day.

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