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Winston-Salem 2024 summer weather forecast

Prepare for the heat for the months of June, July, and August in the Twin City.

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Take a walk at the Winston-Salem Strollway this summer and breathe the fresh air underneath the tall trees.

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We know the question on your mind, how hot is it going to get this year? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in Winston-Salem for June, July, and August. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what summer will bring.

Reminder: The first day of summer is Thursday, June 20.

A map of the continental United States colored in various shades of red depicting summer heat.

Get ready. Summer 2024 is going to be hot.

Graphic via Climate Prediction Center

Temperature

Prepare to see temperatures rise in Winston-Salem about 40 to 50% higher than usual summers.

Precipitation

Let the rain wash your worries away. The Twin City has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher rainfall this summer.

Drought

Drought conditions are expected to remain steady this season.

June

Winston-Salem is likely to experience its first mid-to-upper 90 degree day this weekend. When it comes to rain, expect a few showers, though it will typically dry for the rest of the month.

July

This is the hottest month of the year in NC. A normal summer average high temperature is approximately 85 degrees in Winston-Salem based on 2023’s trends, so expect upper 90s — maybe even triple digits — based on the increase forecasters predict this season.

Pro tip: Make sure to check the National Weather Service’s heat map tool to see if you’re in a high-heat risk area.

August

Prepare to experience slightly decreasing temperatures with higher chances of rain as we transition to fall. Totally rainfall averages about 4.36 inches in the Twin City.

Forecasters predict a 65% chance of La Niña persisting through September, so keep your umbrella handy this month. Normal low temperatures will likely stick around the upper 70s to upper 80s.

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