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Summer is right around the corner and the Queen City is ready to heat things up.

The Charlotte area is expected to experience a widespread, above-average heat wave.

From Monday through Thursday, temperatures are expected to reach hotter-than-normal temperatures. Highs will peak in the mid to upper 90s. Heat indices will reach around 100° Monday and Thursday, and 105° Tuesday and Wednesday.

Things to remember during the heat wave:

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids while out.
  • Wear protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses.
  • Use sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Avoid outdoor work if possible.
  • Do not leave children or pets in cars.

Read the full story here.

Here’s What to Know About Charlotte’s Heat Wave Coming Next Week  was originally published on