Intense heat continues to grip southeastern North Carolina

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Forecasters say dangerous heat is expected to continue across much of central and eastern North Carolina into Tuesday. Temperatures rose well into the 90s this afternoon with some locations topping 100 degrees! These temperatures combined with high humidity made it feel like it was over 105 at times in many areas of southeast North Carolina.  The weather pattern responsible for the extreme heat is expected to linger through much of the week although there are signs the pattern will break down some and allow temperatures to ease back down several degrees. However, Tuesday is looking every bit as hot, if not a few degrees hotter!

For that reason the National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory for much of central and eastern North Carolina from midday Tuesday until early evening.

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Areas near the beaches that normally escape the intense heat will not be spared as well with highs above 90 degrees and heat indices over 100. Forecasters continue to advise people who are outside to drink fluids, wear light clothing, stay out of direct sunshine and take breaks if at all possible.