ABC11 Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Chris Hohmann says as of 3 p.m. Thursday, RDU tied the record set at 99 degrees, with the heat index reaching 105.
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Officials say if you're planning outdoor activities, be sure to stay hydrated with water, take frequent breaks and limit your total time outdoors.
But Thursday's high temperatures did not stop two teams comprised of men and women from getting their kickball game on.
"We're bringing extra popsicles, lots of extra coolers, lots of ice, lots of water, ice packs and not so much for injuries more just to cool people down," TriSports President Dan Lefebvre said.
"I've been playing for about four years now in a couple of different leagues and the summer about three years ago when it was 105 was an interesting day," player Christina Serafino said. "You're an adult, if you don't feel good go sit down."
"We love the summer, so we're not going to complain about the heat, it's better than the cold," player Pamela Ferrell said.
In the meantime, Hohmann says Friday's temperatures will creep back up to the 90s, although we should not see any record breaking temperatures. He also says there is a possibility of some scattered storms in the afternoon.