Record high temperatures posted across Carolinas

(Associated Press) - Several cities across the Carolinas have posted record high temperatures to end the long hot summer.

The National Weather Service reported that Raleigh, NC, had a high of 98 degrees Saturday - six degree more than the previous high set in 1986.

Florence, SC, also saw its hottest Sept. 25 since 1986 with a temperature of 95 - one degree higher than the previous record.

In Charlotte, NC, the high of 94 matched the previous record set in 1961. Greenville, SC, also reported a high of 94 degrees beating the record of 93 set in 1933. Wilmington, NC, hit 93 degrees, tying its 1986 record.

The Weather Service says Columbia and Florence in South Carolina and Lumberton and Fayetteville in North Carolina had more than 100 days with temperatures of 90 degrees or more this year.

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