Jun 13, 2022 - News

Heat wave will make it feel like 110 degrees this week in Charlotte. Here’s how to stay cool

First Ward Park has a sprayground that's open to the public. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

This week promises near-record-setting highs, according to meteorologists at our news partners at WBTV.

And it’s going to feel even hotter.

State of play: Tuesday, June 14 is going to be the hottest day with a forecasted high of 100 degrees. The humidity will make it feel like 111, though.

  • Wednesday and Thursday won’t be much better with highs of 99 and 96, respectively.
  • We’ll get some relief — if you can even call it that — with highs in the high 80s and low 90s this weekend.
Forecast PM Feels Like Temperatures
Graphic courtesy of WBTV

Why it matters: Heat waves are the deadliest type of weather emergency in the U.S. and they’re growing in frequency and intensity due to global warming, Axios’ Andrew Freedman writes.

heat map of the US
Forecast high temperatures on Sunday, June 12, 2022 via Pivotal Weather

What to do: We’ve got a few ideas to keep you cool as the temperatures rise, and have updated some of our guides:


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