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First Alert Forecast: Elsa exiting the Carolinas, with classic summer weather returning

Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 1:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2021 at 7:57 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As of Thursday evening, Tropical Storm Elsa was moving into Virginia en route to the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Heavy surf and rip current activity will remain stout for a bit, but tropical rain bands and gusty storms have come to an end. Strong wind gusts will gradually subside this evening.

Temperatures will dip into the lower 70s overnight with an isolated shower or storm possible. Friday features a return to the classic July heat, humidity and isolated storms you would expect in the Lower Cape Fear Region. More of the same is expected this weekend with an even hotter and drier pattern for much of next week.

Catch your seven-day forecast right here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg. remember, you can extend your outlook to ten days for any location you choose with your WECT Weather App.

Visit the First Alert Hurricane Center to stay sharp for the remainder of Hurricane Season: wect.com/hurricane.

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