Memorial Day Forecast: The heat wave continues

First Alert Forecast: Monday, May 27 @4pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It may not technically be summer yet but no one told the weather. It will be hot outside again today. Highs will reach the mid 90s while cooling rain chances remain almost zero. Make the most of the day - but take care of yourself.

Don't forget to take safety precautions to avoid heat related-illnesses:

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Take frequent breaks from outdoor activities
  • Seek shade when possible
  • Drink lots of water
  • Load up on sunscreen
  • Check on the elderly, kids, pets

The mid 90s will stick around through midweek. Rain chances will be hard to find for a while longer too. By the second half of the week, the intense heat will begin to ease back a little. It will still be above the average high of 81° but we will inch closer to the low 90s. We will stay there through next weekend.

Have a safe Memorial Day! Thank you to all who have served our country.

- Meteorologist Leigh Brock

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