WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- An excessive heat warning was in effect for the Triangle and surrounding areas Thursday. Temperatures reached 102 degrees at RDU Thursday for the second day in a row, a record high.
The entire ABC11 viewing area was under a level 2 severe weather risk. In addition to the dangerous heat, many areas saw severe storms roll through Thursday evening.
Like Wednesday, the storms did not blanket everybody in the region. However, the storms brought heavy rainfall and damaging winds.
This weather pattern of heat and storms continues for the next couple days--although high temperatures will steadily decrease through the weekend.
From Thursday through Saturday, areas in central North Carolina could see approximately 2-3 inches of rain.
Mid next week you can expect temperatures to rise back into the mid 90s.