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First Alert Forecast: widespread heat, isolated storms Friday

Amid a humid and hot Friday afternoon... with temperatures in the 80s and 90s across eastern Carolina.... isolated showers and storms will have a chance to form along the sea breeze front. Most or Friday afternoon looks rain-free, though. (Source: WECT) Amid a humid and hot Friday afternoon... with temperatures in the 80s and 90s across eastern Carolina.... isolated showers and storms will have a chance to form along the sea breeze front. Most or Friday afternoon looks rain-free, though. (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features the risk of locally heavy storms for the weekend... but not a 48-hour washout. A slightly cooler and less humid weather trend... with decreasing rain chances... will develop next week. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features the risk of locally heavy storms for the weekend... but not a 48-hour washout. A slightly cooler and less humid weather trend... with decreasing rain chances... will develop next week. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A seasonably hot and humid summer air mass will bathe the Cape Fear Region into the weekend. Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy and the approach of a front will boost rain chances at times. Following the front, a dose of marginally cooler air with lower rain chances appears possible if not likely by the middle of next week.

FRIDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect variable clouds. The risk of a pop-up shower or heavy thunderstorm will swell modestly from near 10% in the morning to near 30% for the afternoon and evening. Amid a muggy southwest breeze, temperatures will likely grow to highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s inland... and mid 80s for most beaches.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday and Sunday will have highs in the lower 90s and mid 80s, respectively, and fairly bulky 50% storm chances. Leftover shower chances of 30% are on the board for Monday and Tuesday but chances ought to sink to near 10% by midweek. Also by midweek: temperatures and humidity levels are likely to shrink a bit... with nightly lows in the comfy 60s possible.

TROPICS: The rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will continue to lift through the Mid-South and central Appalachians between Friday and Saturday. The presence of these remnants will bolster moisture supplies all over the South, really. Meanwhile, new tropical storm development is not likely anywhere in the Atlantic Basin Friday or Saturday.

STAY PREPARED THIS HURRICANE SEASON: Your First Alert Weather Team is offering digital resources for you and your family to stay alert and prepared. Please refer to our comprehensive Hurricane Survival Guide on your WECT Mobile Weather App or, online, by clicking HERE.

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