WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and good Wednesday evening to you! Tropical Storm Isaias formed late Wednesday evening south of Puerto Rico. The forecast track has shifted eastward, putting southeast North Carolina in the cone of uncertainty. This means direct impacts are more likely but it is still too soon to say exactly what they will be. So please stay with us for updates, but check your anxiety. Your time and energy is better-served to casually yet confidently shore-up your storm plan as August nears.
Your Thursday and Friday forecast for the Cape Fear Region features a seasonable brand of heat and humidity with high temperatures likely to be near 90 and maximum heat index values near 100. An infusion of upper-level moisture will help boost odds for cooling, drenching, and lightning-rich storms to 50 to 60%, especially but perhaps not exclusively in the afternoon. For Saturday we should see thunderstorm chances back off a bit with hotter weather likely. Impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias should be felt around here in some shape or form early next week. We'‘ll have more specifics as the storm’s track and intensity become better defined.
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