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First Alert Forecast: dryness to continue as Chris spins offshore

Your Tuesday afternoon Carolina cloud and "future radar" model features a clear view of Chris swirling offshore. Chris' position won't likely be much different than that of Monday. (Source: WECT) Your Tuesday afternoon Carolina cloud and "future radar" model features a clear view of Chris swirling offshore. Chris' position won't likely be much different than that of Monday. (Source: WECT)
Your Tuesday afternoon temperature and wind model for the Cape Fear Region shows dry, north breezes and - after a cool morning of 50s, 60s and 70s - toasty temperatures in the 80s and 90s. (Source: WECT) Your Tuesday afternoon temperature and wind model for the Cape Fear Region shows dry, north breezes and - after a cool morning of 50s, 60s and 70s - toasty temperatures in the 80s and 90s. (Source: WECT)
Your Tuesday rip current risk map shows more yellow and red flags. Surf will be the most agitated, and the longshore current the most pronounced, for east-facing beaches. Stay close to lifeguards! (Source: WECT) Your Tuesday rip current risk map shows more yellow and red flags. Surf will be the most agitated, and the longshore current the most pronounced, for east-facing beaches. Stay close to lifeguards! (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is always avaiable on the free WECT Weather App. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is always avaiable on the free WECT Weather App. (Source: WECT)
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Tropical Storm Chris will circulate unusually dry summer air from the north into the Cape Fear Region Tuesday so, like Monday, humidity levels and rain chances will be lower than average. Chris will accelerate northeastward Wednesday and Thursday allowing a more traditionally humid midsummer air mass to return...

YOUR FORECAST FOR TUESDAY: Enjoy fresh north breezes around 10 mph, afternoon highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s, and low to moderate humidity levels. Sun could mix with a few clouds but, with Chris' moisture firmly offshore, no showers are likely to materialize. Caution at the beach! A moderate to high rip current risk remains.

YOUR LONGER-RANGE FORECAST: Daily highs in the upper 80s to middle 90s will pair with moderate to high humidity levels for a classically summer stretch of weather from Wednesday into the weekend. Nighttime lows will swell back to the 70s, too. Storm chances: 10 to 20% Wednesday, 40 to 50% Thursday, and 20 to 30% for Friday and the weekend.

THE TROPICS: Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin off the Carolina coast. CLICK HERE for a comprehensive update on Chris. Meanwhile, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will continue to bring squally weather to the northern Caribbean islands; some redevelopment with Beryl is eventually possible. Elsewhere, no tropical storm development is likely.

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