Temperatures Could Hit Record Highs In High Country
Today was another scorcher in the high country as temperatures rose into the lower 90s in some areas. Humidity played a key role in the extreme heat as humidity in the high country saw levels as high as 75%. It was a very drastic change from earlier in the week when early morning temperatures were in the mid 40s and rose to 60 degrees by sunrise. Today is step two of the heatwave that will hit the region as temperatures rose around 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. Yesterday served as the first step temperatures rising 10 degrees warmer than the beginning of the week. Folks were out and about with a number of people at the Watauga County Pool Complex looking for ways to beat the summer heat. 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.