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First Alert Forecast: high humidity fuels chance of scattered downpours

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A tropical airmass will remain in place across southeast North Carolina through Friday. A slightly drier airmass will move in for the weekend. Details now...

TONIGHT AND FRIDAY: A tropical airmass remains in place.  It will be very warm and humid with lows tonight in the low 70's and highs tomorrow in the upper 80's. We don't expect organized rain, but occasional tropical downpours and isolated thunderstorms will flare up from time to time. 

WEEKEND FORECAST: A front near the area will keep the chance of mainly afternoon and evening storms going, especially on Saturday.  We may see the airmass dry a little on Sunday and as a result we'll cut the rain chance down to 20%.  Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80's with lows near 70. 

NEXT WEEK: Monday will feature slightly lower humidity and a lower thunderstorm chance as a high drifts near the area.  Highs will reach the mid 80's Monday.  Gradually heat and humidity levels will creep back up through mid week.  Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms return later in the week.  Lows rise from the upper 60's to the low 70's. 

TROPICS: No tropical development is expected in the tropical Atlantic over the next few days.  However Hurricane Christina has become a category 4 hurricane in the eastern Pacific. 

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