First Alert Forecast: a hot entrance to the weekend, slightly cooler by end

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 11:40 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with an active Friday evening after a very hot Friday afternoon. The risk of severe thunderstorms has come to an end but showers could linger into the overnight hours.

Heading into your Saturday, afternoon high temperatures will run the gambit of the lower 90s - highest well inland. Developing showers and storm chances remain minimal. In the 80-degree surf, be safe amid a low to moderate rip current risk. The coolest part of your First Alert Forecast is the nights bookending Father’s Day Sunday: 60s and lower 70s are probable. A torrid high pressure ridge will flex on most of the rest of the weekend and even more for much of next week. Dangerously hot conditions appear possible.

Thankfully, no tropical storms are operative anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Your First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a weak yet persistent disturbance near and over Nicaragua for possible slow development as it wobbles northwestward into the weekend. Bonnie is the next storm name on the 2022 list.

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Even though the tropics are quiet, vigilance and preparedness is key this time of year:

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