Raleigh sets record, hits 100 for 5th straight day

July 24, 2011 5:36:18 PM PDT
Raleigh's heat wave has broken a record. The National Weather Service says North Carolina's capital city reached 100 degrees Sunday for the fifth day in a row.

Previously, the longest 100-degree streak was three days. That record was originally set in 1983 and matched in 2008.

Much of central and eastern North Carolina remained under heat warnings and advisories until Sunday night.

Forecasters say Monday should bring some relief, with temperatures in the area not expected to exceed the mid-90s.

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