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First Alert Forecast: tropical system will require continued monitoring this week

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A high pressure system will bring seasonably warm / hot and mostly dry weather early this week. Also early this week, a tropical low pressure system may have a chance to organize near eastern Florida and the northern Bahamas. Late this week, an advancing low pressure system from the Midwest will likely pull this tropical low pressure system near or just to the east of southeastern North Carolina. 

TUESDAY: Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with the possibility of an isolated shower or storm. Most of the time will be dry, though. Expect afternoon highs mainly in the upper 80s to around 90 (near-average for the end of June and beginning of July) with a general easterly to southeasterly wind flow at 5 to 10 mph speeds. 

LATER THIS WEEK: Between Wednesday and Independence Day, the aforementioned combination of low pressure systems will bring variable clouds and a higher chance for showers and downpours than we'll have to start the week. Depending on the exact track and level of organization of the tropical system, gusty winds and rip currents may play more of a role in the forecast, too. Daytime temperatures: mainly 80s to locally lower 90s.

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