Revised on: 06.27.2018 at 10:45 a.m.
Posted on: 06.25.2018 at 10:19 a.m.
While there will be a brief respite from the crippling heat to start the week, lower temperatures will come with a price.
The National Weather Service reported Monday morning that there is a chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The storms may be accompanied by damaging winds. A cold front moving slowly through the area is expected to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms over the area this afternoon into Tuesday.
Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are expected with locally higher or lower amounts possible. Localized flooding is possible Monday and Tuesday but widespread flooding is not expected.
After Tuesday, isolated to scattered showers and storms are possible through the remainder of the week.
Near to below normal temperatures are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, otherwise temperatures are expected to be above normal again this week. Normal highs this time of year are upper 80s to lower 90s. Normal lows are in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Whiteville recorded its first 100 degree temperature in two years last week, and nearly topped that number Sunday. Numerous backyard weather stations had area temperatures hitting the triple-digits. Heat indices — the “feels like” temperature — are expected to return to dangerous levels through at least Thursday.