First heat wave of the year…
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (May 23, 2019) — It’s not even officially summer yet, but Caldwell County residents could really be feeling the heat beginning this Friday, May 24th – just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Computer forecast models are pointing toward high temperatures climbing into the low 90’s through late next week for us – from this Friday, May 24 through next Saturday, June 1.
Friday 5/24 91°/63° 0 in Mostly sunny; hot 79°/56°
Saturday 5/25 89°/64° 0 in Mostly sunny; very warm 80°/56°
Sunday 5/26 93°/62° 0 in Abundant sunshine 80°/56°
Monday 5/27 93°/63° 0 in Clouds and sun; very warm 80°/56°
Tuesday 5/28 92°/63° 0 in Clouds and sun; very warm 80°/57°
Wednesday 5/29 92°/65° 0 in Times of sun and clouds; hot 81°/57°
Thursday 5/30 91°/64° 0 in A p.m. t-storm possible 81°/58°
Friday 5/31 90°/64° 0 in A thunderstorm possible 81°/58°
Saturday 6/1 91°/66° 0 in Partly sunny; very warm 81°/58°
(Above forecast from AccuWeather.com) Average highs/lows indicated in far right column.
High pressure aloft will strengthen over the Southeast, diverting the jet stream to the north and minimizing any chance of a cold front passage.
The prolonged nature of this heat wave may make it life-threatening for some.
Minimize your time outdoors during the hottest times of day, typically from late morning through late afternoon. Drink plenty of liquids and wear light, loose-fitting clothing if you must be outside for longer periods of time.
Never leave a child or pet in a sealed vehicle for any length of time. In 2018, there were 52 heat-related deaths involving children left in vehicles unattended.
Learn how to stay safe during a heat wave and how to treat heat-related illness like heat exhaustion. Click on the links below for Heatwave Safety Checklists by the Red Cross in English and Spanish.
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