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Hot, Hot and Hot the Weather Forecast for the Days Ahead

The US Drought Monitor was released on Thursday, and independent meteorologist Kyle Bridgers for Southern Farm Network and says there was little change this week:

“Abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina have increased. The same is true for South Carolina. A small area of exceptional drought has returned to the state. 

It is going to be very hot this weekend, and then again mid-week. Temperatures will be over one hundred degrees. There is an excessive heat watch because heat indexes will be 105-110+ this weekend. 

There is no rain in the forecast except for the summer like pop up storms. If they stay long enough they can dump 2-3 inches of rain, but they look to be very widespread. 

The potential evapo-transpiration rate is going to go up. Our dew points will be around seventy degrees this weekend. It could turn into potentially dangerous heat. 

This was all caused by an upper level ridge that has come eastward to just southwest of our area. The national weather service has said that historically this scenario brings the biggest heat waves for our state. It will influence our weather until mid-next week. 

In the extreme heat in the days ahead, special care should be taken with the very young, very old, livestock and pets.

To see the drought monitor maps click here. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.