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First Alert Forecast: widespread heat, a few cooling storms, tropics more active

Your Wednesday afternoon map features temperatures and heat index values in the 90s and 100s, respectively. Stay cool! (Source: WECT) Your Wednesday afternoon map features temperatures and heat index values in the 90s and 100s, respectively. Stay cool! (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast showcases more late-week heat and the highest odds for cooling storms early next week. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast showcases more late-week heat and the highest odds for cooling storms early next week. (Source: WECT)
TRACKING THE TROPICS: Atlantic Subtropical Storm Debby is no threat to land. (Source: WECT) TRACKING THE TROPICS: Atlantic Subtropical Storm Debby is no threat to land. (Source: WECT)
TRACKING THE TROPICS: Pacific Hurricane Hector will slip just south of Hawaii. (Source: WECT) TRACKING THE TROPICS: Pacific Hurricane Hector will slip just south of Hawaii. (Source: WECT)
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The National Weather Service has hoisted a Heat Advisory for most of the Lower Cape Fear Region for Wednesday afternoon. Everyone in the WECT-TV-6 viewing area is advised to be rested, hydrated, and neighborly - for people and pets!

The Bermuda High will continue to drive the southeastern North Carolina weather story with seasonably hot temperatures and occasional cooling storms. After an excessively wet summer so far, any lengthy dry periods are to be appreciated! Your forecast details for...

WEDNESDAY: Sun will propel temperatures to afternoon highs mainly in the lower to middle 90s; heat index values ought to crest in the even more taxing 100 to 105 range. Classic August! The chance for a pop-up shower or briefly drenching storm: 20 to 30%.

THE LONGER-RANGE: Shower and storm chances: 30% Thursday through Saturday, 40% Sunday through Tuesday, and 20% next Wednesday and Thursday. Daily highs: mainly 90s to close this week, mainly 80s to open next week. Nightly lows: consistent 70s.

THE TROPICS: Subtropical Storm Debby will race over cold North Atlantic waters Wednesday and Thursday and threaten no land as it goes. In the Pacific, steering winds will guide powerful Hurricane Hector just south of Hawaii through Wednesday and Thursday.

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