Pack beats the heat (copy)

Students in the International Village relax in a blow-up pool outside of Alexander Residence Hall during the spring of 2017. 

After two weeks of temperature highs in the 90s, temperatures are expected to drop by about 10 degrees on Tuesday in the Raleigh area, according to WRAL

Following a high of 97 on Monday, WRAL reported that highs during the week are expected to drop to the 80s, and lows will also drop from the mid-70s to mid-60s.

A significant portion of the U.S. east coast’s northern half is under some form of heat-based warning on Sunday. These warnings are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), and include the Raleigh area. Raleigh is under a Heat Advisory, which refers to a period of high temperatures, according to a NWS weather message.

“Hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible,” the message stated. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

Parts of the state further east are under an Excessive Heat Warning, a more severe notice. According to WRAL, the last time North Carolina was issued such a warning was in July 2017. 

The heat advisory is set to expire at 6 a.m. on Monday.