Charlotte continues to sweat amid some unusually hot June weather. In fact, there's a chance we'll tie or even break today's all-time record high of 98-degrees. That's 10-degrees above average. Al Conklin, a meteorologist with WBTV, says besides that record, Charlotte is well on its way to another one.
"The record for consecutive days 90-plus in Charlotte is 17 in June," he says. "And I have full faith that we're gonna tie that and may even break that."
Charlotte has already seen half as many 90-degree days as we had all of last summer. Temperatures this high, Conklin says, arrived about 6 weeks earlier than usual. And hot such stretches, while unusual here, are certainly not unheard of.
"It's summertime in the Carolinas," Conklin laughs. "If we were in the U.P. of Michigan or the upstate of New York or northern New England, I'd be a little more concerned. But North and South Carolina - this time of year - it's typically going to be pretty hot."
Conklin says just because it's so warm, so early doesn't necessarily mean the rest of the summer will be the same way. He says the long-range forecast is predicting temperatures that are about average.