Heat index expected to reach 100 Thursday

The Charlotte area will see the hottest temperatures of the year so far Thursday.

Temperatures will rise quickly throughout the morning and highs will top out in the mid to upper 90s across the entire Piedmont this afternoon.

Heat index values will be between 100-105 degrees throughout the afternoon.

With temperatures this hot it’s important to stay hydrated and to limit strenuous outdoor activity.

Overnight a cold front will drop into the area which will drop temperatures slightly Friday.

By Saturday there will be full relief as highs will top out below average.

Follow the hashtag and post your photos using #FOX46Heat for updates.

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