CARRBORO, N.C. -- According to the National Weather Service, there is an Enhanced Risk (level 3 out of 5) for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon (Monday, Aug. 7) into the early evening hours. Damaging straight-line winds will be the primary threat with secondary hazards of large hail and tornadoes (which will should be more isolated in nature).
Additionally, there is a heat advisory. Heat index values up to 107 will be possible in the advisory area. Reminder, this is what it will feel like in the shade. It will feel significantly hotter in the direct sunlight.
Dangerously high temperatures and humidity can quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken. Consecutive days of dangerous heat indices have a cumulative affect on the body, significantly increasing the potential for heat related illnesses. Please take extra precautions and limit any outside work or activities. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and be sure to drink plenty of water!