First Alert Forecast: a week of changes at home and in the tropics

Your First Alert Forecast from Mon. afternoon, Aug. 8, 2022...
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 3:57 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Monday to you! Your First Alert Forecast opens with another day of hot sun intervals across the Cape Fear Region. Expect afternoon high temperatures mainly in the lower 90s and heat index values within a few clicks of 100. Light southerly breezes could direct a few isolated cooling showers and storms across the area but, in keeping with recent days, most times and places ought to be dry. Also, watch for a moderate risk of rip currents in the 82-degree surf.

Your First Alert Forecast goes on to feature even hotter weather for Tuesday and Wednesday with deeper 90s and 100s for temperatures and heat index values, respectively. Odds for showers and storms will be low for Tuesday and Wednesday but, as an upper-level trough carves its way southward and into the Carolinas Thursday and Friday, these odds will grow. Temperatures ought to take a hit in this time, too, with daily forecast highs rolling back toward or into the 80s.

This week also carries the first respectable chance for Atlantic tropical storm formation in more than a month as a disturbance called “Invest 97-L” near Africa’s Cabo Verde Islands worms westward over open ocean. The National Hurricane Center describes this feature as having low odds to develop by midweek and medium odds to develop by the end of the week. Thankfully, the Carolinas face no definable threats as of now. Remember: is always there to help you stay prepared.

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