First Alert Forecast: typical summer-like pattern takes over

Your First Alert Forecast from Mon. evening, July 4, 2022
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 2:03 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day! Thanks for checking in for your First Alert Forecast that has a familiar summer drumbeat here on the Fourth. Perhaps not all - but much - of the Cape Fear Region ought to be shower or storm-free by fireworks time. In the week ahead, typical summertime heat and humidity will take over with seasonable highs peaking in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Summery scattered showers and storms remain possible each day.

In the tropics: new storm formation is not likely in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, or Atlantic Ocean itself early this week. The next storm name on the Atlantic list is Danielle. Tropical Storm Colin, perhaps one of the most underwhelming tropical systems to ever officially affect the Cape Fear Region, remains dead. Bonnie, which formed in the Caribbean Sea Friday, is actually getting to keep its Atlantic name as it swirls in the Pacific Basin because it managed not to disintegrate over Central America. If its interaction with land had compromised it more, it would have gotten a new name from the Pacific list.

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