First Alert Forecast: challenging the record high Friday

Your First Alert Weather Team is highlighting another FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY for Friday, May 20.
Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. afternoon, May 20, 2022
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 4:33 AM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 12:32 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A hot high pressure ridge continues its hold over the Cape Fear Region and, until it breaks this weekend, you should expect many hours of sizzling sunshine and only a few, if any, cooling storms. Your First Alert Weather Team continues its First Alert Action Day for Friday, May 20.

Your Forecast: Expect sun and southwest breezes are likely to develop record afternoon temperatures in the 90s to near 100 inland and 80s to near 90 at the beach. The record high on the books for Wilmington is 94, set back in in the year 2000. Moderate humidity may add a couple of extra stress points to the heat index. Sunscreen is a must for any prolonged outdoor time.

Your Action: Stay rested, hydrated, and neighborly. The elderly, the very young, and those engaging in strenuous activity are most vulnerable to heat-related stress and illness. Taking a jog, walking your dog, and watering your garden are best done early. Tap your WECT Weather App for heat stages or any storm bulletins.

Our promise: Your First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on all platforms, including with custom videos to your WECT Weather App.

Check out your seven-day planning forecast to see how and when the heat breaks:

To customize your location and extend your outlook even farther, tap your WECT Weather App for your ten-day forecast.

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