First Alert Forecast: heat and occasional intense storms through Saturday

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 5:54 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 8:20 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you! Your First Alert Forecast features more sizzling sunshine this weekend. Look for plenty of dry time but heat and an increasing thunderstorm risk will be issues to contend with if you are working or playing outside. Saturday heat index values will range from 100 to 105. Localized heavy storms will develop Saturday afternoon with even more storm coverage on Sunday. Expect a cooler and very unsettled pattern starting Sunday into next week.

Surf conditions: Expect one to three-foot breakers, a low to 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 Saturday.

Your First Alert seven-day planning forecast continues to peg higher rain odds along a sluggish front in early August:

And, as always, if you want to extend your outlook for any location you choose, simply tap your WECT Weather App!

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