Heatwave coming to an end?

July 7, 2012 6:05:59 AM PDT
Heat and humidity will combine to make temperatures feel well over 110 degrees Saturday.

Hot, stagnant air over part of North Carolina has led to another air pollution warning and heat advisory Saturday.

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Officials are asking people in the warned areas to not burn trash outdoors. They also warn that children, older people and people with breathing problems should stay indoors as a precaution.

Rex Hospital said they have treated about 10 people in the emergency room for heat-related illnesses so far. Since the end of June, Wake Med has treated over 30 people.

ABC11 Meteorologist Don Schwenneker said the intense heat and humidity will continue through the weekend.

"There is no relief from the heat and humidity on the horizon as the ridge of high pressure expands north and east this weekend," he said. " The expanding high will push temperatures to near 100 degrees each afternoon."

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Relief could be insight by next Tuesday, with temperatures being predicted in the upper 80s. The heat will start to get pushed out of the area as a cold front arrives and brings the threat for storms on Monday.

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