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First Alert Forecast: intense heat

With very few cooling storms expected, heat will the biggest weather story in the Carolinas Tuesday. Brace for widespread temperatures and heat index values in the 90s and 100s, respectively. (Source: WECT) With very few cooling storms expected, heat will the biggest weather story in the Carolinas Tuesday. Brace for widespread temperatures and heat index values in the 90s and 100s, respectively. (Source: WECT)
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The National Weather Service has hoisted a Heat Advisory for all of southeastern North Carolina from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Please take steps to stay rested, hydrated, and neighborly - people and pets!

Your forecast for...

TUESDAY: Prospects for cooling showers or storms are slim. Under the hot sun and amid light west winds, temperatures are likely to swell to the sizzling 90s and heat index values ought to soar to the searing 100 to 110 range.

THE LONGER-RANGE: Pop-up storms and short late-June nights will offer small windows for temperatures to dip to the 70s but, mostly, expect readings in the 80s and 90s with searing heat index values above 100 for most of this week.

THE TROPICS: Shower and thunderstorm activity near the Texas coast has a low chance of tropical development over the next few days. Otherwise, no new tropical storms are expected over the next several days in the Atlantic Basin.

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