The Charlotte region is now experiencing its 6th above-90-degree day since the massive ‘heat ridge’ weather anomaly struck our region.
The phenomena is being caused by vertically stacked ridges of hot air which sink, compress, and heat up under pressure.
According to Weather Underground, today’s high is predicted to be 96 degrees (the hottest May temperature we’ve experienced since 1953) – if actual temperatures climb just a couple of degrees higher, we’ll break the record for the hottest May day in Charlotte’s history (98 degrees) set back in 1941.
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!