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Temperature records falling across North Carolina

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Temperature records are falling around the state in the summer heat wave and forecasters predict more scorching weather today.

A reading of 102 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport about 4 p.m. yesterday broke a record for the date set in 1999. In Wilmington a high of 98 degrees broke a 128-year-old record. The 102 reading in Charlotte broke a record also set 128 years ago.

Forecasters issued a heat advisory for most of central North Carolina, including Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Durham, as well as the northeastern area including Elizabeth City.

It issued an excessive heat warning for the eastern portion of the state, including Raleigh, Wilmington and Greenville.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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