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First Warning Forecast: Summer-like pattern to end the month of June

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 28, 2020

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

We'll dry out overnight with lows in the low and mid 70s. We could see a little patchy fog in the areas that received some rain.

You've probably noticed the sky looking a little hazier than usual. That's because we've got some dust from the Saharan desert in the atmosphere. This occurs on a yearly basis, but this year, there is a little more dust than usual. It makes for some pretty sunsets, but also decreases our air quality. There is actually an Air Quality Alert in effect until midnight tonight for North Carolina. The air is unhealthy for sensitive groups including, individuals with respiratory and/or heart ailments, older adults, and children. These people should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Storm chances will continue on Monday during the afternoon. We'll see some sunshine with storms possible by the afternoon. Temperatures will warm to the upper 80s to near 90. A few isolated storms will be possible on Tuesday with highs in the upper 80s once again. Temperatures will be very seasonal on Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid and upper 80s. We will once again have a chance for some afternoon storms.

A bit hotter on Friday with highs near 90 under partly cloudy skies. Keeping a slight 20 percent chance for an isolated shower or storm during the afternoon, otherwise we're looking dry and hot.

Storm chances will go up a bit for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Expect highs in the mid and upper 80s with a chance for afternoon scattered storms.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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