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First Alert Forecast: higher risk of storms Thursday afternoon and evening

Strong and slow moving storms are likely late this afternoon into the evening. (Source: WECT) Strong and slow moving storms are likely late this afternoon into the evening. (Source: WECT)
A few severe storms are possible late Thursday and watch out for localized flooding. (Source: WECT) A few severe storms are possible late Thursday and watch out for localized flooding. (Source: WECT)
Seasonably hot and humid Friday with isolated PM storms possible. (Source: WECT) Seasonably hot and humid Friday with isolated PM storms possible. (Source: WECT)
Our hour by hour model shows only isolated showers and storms for Friday in SE NC. (Source: WECT) Our hour by hour model shows only isolated showers and storms for Friday in SE NC. (Source: WECT)
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On Thursday, a weak front will slowly back down the Carolina Coast and generate the Cape Fear Region's highest chance of showers and storms so far this week. Here are your First Alert Forecast details for...

THURSDAY: First, expect sun and southwest breezes to drive temperatures to midday highs in the lower 90s. Next, stay alert for scattered showers and locally cooling and drenching storms to form in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Remain alert for scattered showers and locally cooling and drenching storms in the evening. Otherwise, expect variable clouds, variable breezes, and temperatures steady in or falling back into the 70s.

THE LONGER RANGE: From Friday into next week, expect mostly to partly sunny skies. Odds for a shower or storm will be near A 20 to 30% daily baseline. Expect daily highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s and nightly lows in the 70s.

TROPICAL STORM CHRIS: Chris has turned into an extratropical, or cold core, storm as it zips across the chilly North Atlantic Ocean into weekend. As it does, it will bring squalls to the likes of Newfoundland and Iceland.

THE REMNANTS OF BERYL: The remnants of Hurricane Beryl will produce loosely organized thunderstorms between the Bahamas and Bermuda Thursday. The National Hurricane Center gauges its redevelopment odds at 50% within the next five days.

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