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NC WEATHER: A hot and humid Labor Day expected

RALEIGH, N.C. - The warmest temperatures in more than a month hit central North Carolina Monday and it's expected to get hotter Tuesday.

Labor Day 2014 wasn't really the unofficial end to summer as temperatures soared into the 90s.  The Triangle made it up to 93, the hottest temperature we've seen since July 15.  Fayetteville made it up to 97 with a heat index above 100 for most of Monday afternoon.  Hotter temperatures are expected Tuesday.

Overnight will continue to be mild and muggy, but mostly dry with a morning low Tuesday down to 72.

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The heat and humidity will continue as we head back to work and school on Tuesday; highs will reach toward the middle 90s, just a couple degrees hotter than Monday.  Heat index temperatures will top out near 103.  Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with a 20% to 30% chance of a late day shower or storm.

Wednesday and Thursday won't be as hot, but highs will still be in the lower 90s and above normal for this time of year. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy each day with just small chances of afternoon showers and storms. Highs on Wednesday will be around 93 and 92 on Thursday.

Friday will still be hot with highs around 91 and continued small chances of afternoon showers and storms.

Next weekend will have a few changes.  Saturday will still be hot with a high near 90, but Sunday could have a cold front move through bring a better chance of rain, but highs in the upper 80s.  Even cooler temperatures are possible next Monday. 

The tropics remain rather quiet as we head into one of the busiest months during the hurricane season.  Tropical Depression Five formed Monday afternoon in the southern Gulf of Mexico.  It could strengthen into Tropical Storms Dolly, but is not expected to impact the United States, moving west into Mexico later this week.  To this point we have had three named tropical systems, all of which have developed into hurricanes, Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal.

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