First Alert Forecast: typical early August pattern continues locally as tropics settle.

Your First Alert Forecast from Wed. Evening, Aug. 5, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and good Wednesday to you! Your First Alert Forecast features a seasonably summer pattern across the Cape Fear Region with afternoon temperatures cresting in the upper 80s and lower 90s and heat index values up to ten pegs higher. Though these metrics are not enough to warrant an official heat advisory from the National Weather Service, make it a point to stay well-hydrated if you are working hard outside - as with storm clean-up. Also keep a lookout for pop-up showers and locally heavy summer thunderstorms: our atmosphere will be a bit more favorable for those in the days ahead.

Overnight, expect fair skies and seasonably mild lows in the muggy mid 70s. A quick passing shower or storm may leave some water on your windshield to whisk off first thing in the morning.

Storms of the tropical variety, meanwhile, have settled. After bringing severe rain squalls with embedded tornadoes to the Mid Atlantic and New England states Tuesday, Tropical Storm Isaias finally turned post-tropical over Quebec, Canada Tuesday night. “Goodbye and good riddance,” you might say, as Isaias, of course, took the form of a Category 1 hurricane when it steamed through the Cape Fear Region Monday night. Looking ahead, new tropical storm development appears unlikely in the Atlantic Basin Wednesday and Thursday: African waves are disorganized and a small low pressure system near Bermuda remains unfocused.

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