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Temperatures are expected to soar this weekend, with heat index values forecast up to 107 degrees.

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Forecasters are warning of extremely high temperatures for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for a large swath of central North Carolina until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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North Carolina is in the midst of an extreme, extended heat wave. Heat index values are expected to be as high as 105 degrees in some parts of the state.

That much heat can make it dangerous to be outside, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Gail Hartfield.

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 17 counties in the eastern and southeastern part of the state today. The heat index could reach 105 degrees in the Sand Hills by early this evening.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services warns that these high temperatures put people—especially the elderly, the very young, and those on specific medications—at risk for heat stroke.