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Emergency Management Weather Update and Impact

The combination of high temperatures and humidity will result in heat index values reaching 109°F in some areas Thursday afternoon and evening. Prolonged high temperatures and humidity are expected to remain through the weekend.

  • A Heat Advisory remains in effect through 7PM this evening for many areas within the Piedmont including Alamance County.
  • An Excessive Heat Watch will go into effect Saturday and Sunday for the county.
    • Consecutive days of high heat and minimal cooling at night will result in dangerous conditions
    • Heat index values may reach 112°F during the afternoon/evening over the weekend and only drop into the 80s and 90s at night
    • Low temperatures will remain in the upper 70s to lower 80s for the county over the weekend
  • Prolonged exposure to heat could lead to dehydration, overheating, or heat illness
    • Take extra precautions and limit any outside work or activities
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Wear light weight, light colored, and loose fitting clothing
    • Take numerous breaks in the shade if possible while outdoors
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region Thursday afternoon with most storms diminishing this evening
  • The primary threats with any storm that develops:
    • Damaging wind gusts
    • Brief, heavy rainfall
    • Dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning
  • A weather pattern change is expected next week as cooler air will move in Monday increasing the chances for showers and thunderstorms

If you should need to take shelter due to the high heat index please go to:

ACAC – Allied Churches of Alamance County
206 N. Fisher Street
Burlington, NC 27217

They also severe hot meals Monday – Friday for families in need.

For further questions, please contact the Alamance County Emergency Management Department at 336-227-1365.