First Alert Forecast: some of the highest heat indices of the year expected Friday

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 8:20 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Under hot sun and amid humid south breezes, temperatures and heat index values are set to soar across the Cape Fear Region Friday. Expect afternoon highs in the middle and upper 90s to feel more like 105-110 due to oppressive humidity levels. It may turn out to be the hottest summer day so far for many. Please drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, check on neighbors, and make sure pets have a fresh, cool water dish!

As expected, the NWS has hoisted a Heat Advisory for Friday. Stressful heat index values near 110 will be possible...

Posted by Gabe Ross - WECT on Thursday, July 29, 2021

Surf conditions: Expect one to two-foot breakers, a moderate risk of rip currents, and water temperatures mainly in the lower 80s Friday.

Tropical outlook: New storm development remains unlikely in the Atlantic Basin, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea through the weekend.

The chance for a cooling and drenching storm is 20-30% on what will be another sweltering day Friday. Your First Alert Forecast reflects higher rain odds along a sluggish front in the early days of August.

Catch details in your seven-day forecast below. Or, extend your outlook to a full ten days with your WECT Weather App!

7-day Forecast

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