- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - It will be dangerously hot across much of central and eastern North Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 43 counties for Tuesday afternoon and evening. An excessive heat warning is in effect in four counties.

Forecasters say heat index readings in most areas are expected to range from 103 to 109. In Columbus and the inland portions of Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties, readings could range from 110 to 112.

Cities included in the advisory are Beaufort, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Kinston, Kitty Hawk, Lumberton, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilmington and Wilson,

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