Wilmington, NC – It's day three of a heat wave blanketing the south and baking most of North and South Carolina.
Heat index values have hit 109 degrees in some parts of the North Carolina, scorching crops in Robeson County where agriculture officials are urging Governor Mike Easley to declare a state of emergency due to massive crop losses.
National Weather Service Meteorologist in Wilmington Ron Steve says while humidity is down in rural parts of the area temperatures are up.
So it doesn't really matter if you're on the coast or inland. Inland it's a hundred and feels like 105, and on the coast it's 95 and feels like 105.
Steve says temperatures should break this weekend with highs around 90. Governor Mike Easley is urging people to take care during the hot weather.