First Alert Forecast: after a scorching heat wave, a slight dip in temperatures on tap

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 2:14 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:17 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you on this Thursday evening. Thursday’s highs, while hot, dropped back into the the lower 90s. Heat index values still topped 100. Expect similar conditions on Friday with only a few stray showers and storms possible.

We do expect a slightly further dip in temperatures this weekend, as highs return to seasonable levels. Speaking of... If you aim to cool off in the 82-degree surf, be mindful of a moderate rip current risk for Cape Fear beaches. Also, odds for a drenching and thereby cooling shower or storm will be in the 20-30% range through early next week. And lastly, while it may be a mirage: some long-range computer models are hinting that a slightly cooler pattern change may develop by late next week.

In the meantime, catch your hot seven-day forecast right here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.

Or, anytime, customize your location and extend your outlook to ten days with your WECT Weather App.

Thankfully, no Atlantic tropical systems are expected to develop in the next five days. Please stay prepared though: wect.com/hurricane.

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