The Heat Is On: Record Heatwave Expected To Hit High Country
Today was a scorcher for the high country as temperatures rose into the lower 90s in some areas. Humidity played a key role in the extreme as humidity in the high country saw levels as high as 75%. It was a very drastic change from yesterday and this morning when early morning temperatures were in the mid 40s and rose to 60 degrees by sunrise. Today is step one of the heatwave that will hit the region as temperatures rose around 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Friday will be Step Two with temperatures expecting to be about 5 degrees warmer than today. The heat wave will be one of the hottest heat waves the region has seen. The high country will be near or above record levels beginning tomorrow and lasting through the weekend. A few places in the high country could reach all-time record high temperatures over the weekend. Forecasters are calling the heatwave very unusual as Boone has only reached the 90° mark in the month of June 7 times with the last time being 1952. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Boone in the month of June 94 degrees back on June 29, 1936. We will have a closer look at the heatwave and let you know exactly how hot you can expect temperatures in your area coming up in the MTN Weather Forecast.