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...DANGEROUS HEAT CONTINUES...
.THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL
PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUES THROUGH THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS, WITH LIMITED COOLING AT NIGHT. THE HEAT WAVE AND
THE ASSOCIATED DANGERS WILL PEAK DURING THE WEEKEND.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 107 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO
UPPER 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
* TIMING...10 AM SATURDAY THROUGH 6 AM SUNDAY. THE HOTTEST TIMES
WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON THROUGH MID EVENING.
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND
CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
UNCG alumnus Francis Alonso, 22, talks to the media after a pre-draft workout with the Charlotte Hornets in May.
Francis Alonso won't be starting a professional career overseas just yet.
The former UNCG sharpshooter will instead get a shot at the NBA in the Las Vegas Summer League with Charlotte, starting on Friday when the Hornets meet Golden State.
A 6-3 guard from Spain, Alonso averaged 17.6 points last season as he helped lead UNCG to its third straight 25-win season. A career 40-percent shooter from beyond the arc, Alonso set a new school record with 396 3-pointers and joined Kyle Hines as the Spartans' only 2,000-point scorers.
With his lighting-quick release and basketball I.Q., Alonso helped transform the UNCG program as it took off for Coach Wes Miller.
“You know, I’m not sure I have the ability to articulate in a handful of sentences what Francis Alonso has meant to our program,” Miller said in March. “What I’m most concerned with is if I try, my words won’t do him justice. Because he’s meant so much to this program in so many different ways.”
The Hornets meeting with the Warriors will be televised on NBATV at 9 p.m. on Friday night before Charlotte takes on San Antonio at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.