Maze: Relief from heat is on the way

— The mercury hit 91 degrees across the Triangle on the first day of June and 95 degrees in Fayetteville, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

But, if there is good news, Maze said a change is in sight.

“Tomorrow we will have thunderstorms that will form across the Triangle and points north that will help keep high temperatures down,” he said. “Tomorrow will not be as rough as what we had today.”

Another round of showers and storms moves in Saturday.

“Tomorrow morning will be bright, but we will see increasing cloud cover by lunchtime,” Maze said. “We have about a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.”

By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will top out in the upper-80s in the Triangle, and could hit 90 degrees in Fayetteville.

Sunday looks a little cooler, as temps will stay in the mid-80s across central North Carolina. The humidity backs off too, Maze said, after a record-warm month of May.

“The average temperature was about 74.2 degrees,” Maze said, pointing out the above-average heat.

The average temperature for May is usually about 68 degrees.