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Raleigh’s summer weather forecast

Prepare for summer weather in Raleigh, NC with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks for June, July, and August 2024.

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Summer is on the way, weather you like it or not.

Raleighites— is it just us or is the summer heat on your mind too?

Through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for the remainder of June, July, and August.

Although precise weather conditions cannot be predicted more than a week in advance, we can get close predictions. Here’s a seasonal overview to help you prepare for what summer has up its sleeve.

By the way, the first day of summer is Thursday, June 20.


The summer of ’24 is going to be a hot one.

Climate Prediction Center


Coming in hot. This summer, Raleigh has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.


Expect slightly more precipitation. Raleigh has a 40-50% chance of leaning higher than average rainfall amounts this summer.


Temperatures typically fluctuate between an average low of 65° and an average high of 86° in June, but expect to see more of those near-90° days this year.

Pro tip: June and July have an average daily maximum UV index of 7 (the highest of the year), so don’t slack on the sunscreen when you’re exploring one of Raleigh’s beautiful parks or hiking trails.


In July, the average high and low temps are between 69° and 89° — with a greater change of high temps this year. Read: Temperatures could reach triple digits.

Keep your umbrellas handy because July is the most rainy summer month. On average, there’s 4.5 inches of precipitation. Keep busy with these 20 things to do when it’s raining in Raleigh.


Historically, average highs in August don’t change much from July, with an average low of 68° and average high of 87°. Temperatures likely won’t significantly cool until October, so keep this list of local watering holes handy.

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