NC Weather: Extreme heat, chance for severe storms

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Monday, August 14, 2023
First Alert Overnight Weather Forecast: August 13
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First Alert Overnight Weather Forecast: August 13

RALEIGH. N.C. (WTVD) -- Spotty storms are popping up across central North Carolina.

Interestingly, the areas getting storms may actually be catching a break. That's because the storm at least causes a cool down. Areas that are not getting storms are seeing feels-like temperatures above 110 degrees.

Central North Carolina is under levels 1 and 2 for severe storms for Monday and Tuesday.

The main risk will be the potential for damaging winds and large hail. Areas will also be under a heat advisory Monday from noon to 8 p.m.

Tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach 97 degrees with feels-like temperatures between 105-109 degrees.

Sunday, many saw temperatures as high as 96 degrees. Feels like temperatures reached the low 100s for most of Central North Carolina.

ALSO SEE: Tips to stay cool as temperatures rise, cooling stations open

In Wake County, Oberlin Regional Library opened its cooling station for people to get away from the extreme temperatures.

People were able to access the free air conditioning and water available to the public as well as relax.

"There's not too many places I feel like you can just exist without having to buy something. It's nice that it's free," Meghan DeMaria said.

Cooling stations are available at all public libraries in Wake County from Sunday to Tuesday during normal operating hours.

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