Charlotte is about witness this year’s first official heat wave with temperatures expected to climb into the 90s by the end of this weekend and continue to reach into the 90s every day of next week.
A heat wave is technically defined as 3 or more consecutive days with a high of 90 or more.
The hottest day of the coming wave is expected to be felt on Wednesday, with chance of highs in some parts of the Charlotte region exceeding 100 degrees.
The elderly, young children, and anyone who suffers from heat sensitivity, respiratory conditions, or heart or lung disease should limit their time outside next week.
If you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outside next week, make sure you wear breathable clothes and consider getting a small fan, personal air conditioner, or evaporative cooling towel.
Stay safe out there!