High pressure is dominating our weather. It's pulling up warm air from the south and breaking records all across the US. Today, the heat continues but the cool air is working closer. Today RDU reports it has seen 100-degree temperatures breaking October's heat temperature records since 1954. that's 65 years!
Notice this heat is not unprecedented, but it's been a while. We actually had a couple of record-breaking days in a row back in 1954.
Those highs are more typical of something we'd see in July, not the first week of October--and the heat index is even worse.
SEE MORE: Record-breaking heat expected Wednesday, Thursday in Raleigh, Sandhills
The good news is this is the last of the really hot temps for a while. Temps will be back into the 70s by Saturday and the rain chances return next week.
Triple digit heat index today. Tomorrow will be about 10° cooler, but the next big thing for us in weather will arrive Saturday. Temps will be 25+° cooler than today. #BringOnFall pic.twitter.com/poLmHnIAfL— Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) October 3, 2019
By the way, the last day we've ever had a 90+ day in Raleigh is Oct. 10. The high is 91. In Fayetteville, it is Oct. 19. The high is 90.
Bring on Fall!!!