Wow! Does anyone else dislike this heat? I don’t think anyone is really excited for a month full of hot weather in North Carolina. I am from New Jersey so when it’s December… it’s usually freezing. When I moved to North Carolina, things obviously changed. However, 78 in December is just wrong.

Don’t hold your breath if you’re hoping to wear those bulky sweaters and enjoy the crisp air. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the weather is about to become unseasonably warm across much of the country.

Weather.com predicts 72 degrees by Saturday, even though we will get some rain this week. With temperatures in the high 60s, the heatwave will still be around the following week. North Carolina is still under a strict burn until further notice. More information can be found here.

GALLERY: List of Animals Native to North Carolina

As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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