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First Alert Forecast: heating up as holiday weekend approaches!

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We've dodged the 90s recently, but they'll make a comeback as a hot high pressure system builds over the region into Labor Day weekend!

THURSDAY: Expect mostly sunny skies, light west or southwest winds, and afternoon highs mainly in the lower 90s. Rip current risk: moderate north of Cape Fear.

EXTENDED: Expect partly cloudy skies for the holiday weekend with daytime highs mainly in the lower 90s, nighttime lows mainly in the lower 70s, and isolated storms.

CRISTOBAL: 2014's third hurricane (and the third to pass near or just east of southeastern North Carolina) will become extra-tropical as it zips across the North Atlantic through this weekend.

ELSEWHERE IN THE TROPICS: Tropical storm development is possible in the Gulf of Mexico near Texas and in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean Thursday or Friday.

WECT HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS AND SURVIVAL GUIDES: This great resource is available at the WECT-TV Studios, participating Harris Teeters stores, and also here online: http://bit.ly/1vIJEhz

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