First Alert Forecast: summery heat, storms, and surf

Your First Alert Forecast from Tue. Evening, Jul. 5, 2022
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 4:08 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 12:38 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you late on this Tuesday! Your First Alert Forecast continues with air you can wear; muggy 70s for your Tuesday evening with an option for a stray shower or storm.

For the rest of the week, a few tough-to-time thunderstorm complexes may get a chance to dive in from the north; please stay tuned to your First Alert Forecast as details become clearer in the days ahead. Highs will step into the 90s for most, also, heat index values may locally trend to the more stressful 105+ range for a couple of the afternoons. The heart of July is, statistically, the hottest time of year for the Cape Fear Region and, this year, it looks like it will try to live to its billing...

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 now swirls in open Pacific Ocean 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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Or, anytime, customize your location and extend your outlook with a ten-day forecast on your WECT Weather App.

Though the Carolinas have no tropical threats now, please stay alert and prepared: wect.com/hurricane.

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