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Eric Thomas | WBTV Eric Thomas | WBTV
Eric Thomas | WBTV Eric Thomas | WBTV
Eric Thomas | WBTV Eric Thomas | WBTV
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

After a week of scorching temperatures (by late September standards) relief from the heat is on the way.  Every day over the past week has had a high temperature of at least 86 degrees and most days were between 88 and 93 degrees, ouch!  See the graph if you dare.

Here’s what is interesting though - as you thumb through the other pictures, notice the 2017 summary.  You might be tempted to think that the recent heat that we've had is due to a brutal summer. In fact, it's quite the opposite.  In 2016, we had 80 days at or above 90 degrees.  This year, even including this week’s 90-degree heat, we still only hit 45 days of 90-degree heat, which is almost a cakewalk by North Carolina standards.

Whether you like the heat or not, it’s over in a big way.  Even 80-degree high temperatures are missing from our latest 7-day First Alert Forecast. 

- Meteorologist Eric Thomas

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