Near Record Highs Friday

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First Alert Noon Forecast: June 13
Temperatures and the humidity on the rise.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Good morning! We're in for a rather hot and humid stretch through Father's Day weekend. Record highs will be threatened Friday.

Expect high clouds around today associated with the area of low pressure near the east coast of Florida. Skies will be generally clear tonight.

Friday looks like the hottest day of the year, so far. Highs at RDU will approach the record of 97 from 1944.

A cold front will move in late Friday/early Saturday. It may spark a spotty shower or two, but most remain dry.

As for the weekend, high temperatures will fall off just a bit toward 90, but we're looking to stay dry.

The hot weather trend will continue into next week, with highs in the low 90s. There is certainly the potential that we'll need to boost temperatures, but models still vary in the extent and peak intensity of the ridge through the region. We will watch the potential for any sort of sneaky precipitation rounding the southern end of high pressure in place, but we're seeing no strong hints toward rain at this time.

Enjoy your day!