The National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City today (July 1) issued an advisory about dangerous heat and humidity across eastern North Carolina through Independence Day except the Outer Banks.

The primary threat is minimum heat indices of 105 each afternoon, with values in excess of 110 degrees possible on Monday. However, Ocracoke’s forecast is expected to be 97 degrees.

The hottest times will be around 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, starting Sunday and extending into Wednesday.

The intense heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. 

Beach goers are cautioned about taking dogs on the beach where the sand gets very hot. Any temperature above 80 degrees is hard on dogs, says island vet Dr. Laura Trent. See story here about summer dangers for dogs.

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