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First Alert Forecast: widespread intense heat, locally intense storms

Your 3 p.m. Wednesday temperature and heat index model quite sensibly suggests more widespread 90s and 100s, respectively, across the Lower Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT) Your 3 p.m. Wednesday temperature and heat index model quite sensibly suggests more widespread 90s and 100s, respectively, across the Lower Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT)
Your 6 p.m. Wednesday Carolina cloud and "future radar" model exemplifies the chance for pop-up, locally heavy and strong showers and storms. Stay alert! (Source: WECT) Your 6 p.m. Wednesday Carolina cloud and "future radar" model exemplifies the chance for pop-up, locally heavy and strong showers and storms. Stay alert! (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is dressed-up in snowcones! You'll need to find ways to stay cool (and stay alert for pop-up storms!) in the coming days. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is dressed-up in snowcones! You'll need to find ways to stay cool (and stay alert for pop-up storms!) in the coming days. (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. Wednesday. Please take steps to stay rested, hydrated, and neighborly - people and pets!

Your forecast for...

WEDNESDAY: Until a few cooling, drenching, and lightning-rich afternoon storms develop, expect hot sun. Temperatures will swell to the sizzling 90s and heat index values should soar to the potentially dangerous 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 heat index values above 100 for most of the rest of this week.

THE TROPICS: The quiet June continues... New tropical storm development is not likely in the Atlantic Basin - including the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean itself - through Wednesday and Thursday.

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