Forecast

  First Alert Forecast: plenty of heat and storms in the days ahead

As a string of 90s days continues, heat is the main hazard but there are some important extras you should know about...

  First Alert Forecast: heat, humidity, and storm chances continue

  First Alert Forecast: classic July weather: heat, humidity, and storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: Carolina heat builds as Fay targets Mid Atlantic

  First Alert Forecast: Carolina heat builds as Fay targets northeast U.S.

  First Alert Forecast: Carolina heat builds as Fay targets Mid Atlantic

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Fay forms east of the Outer Banks, hot days ahead for SE NC

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  First Alert Forecast: tropical system swirls away, opens door for heat

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance keeps unsettled pattern in place

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance continues its rainy fuss

  First Alert Forecast: tropical moisture enhances rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance to enhance rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: heat to fade with more storms

  First Alert Forecast: heat to fade with more storms

For the week ahead, a low pressure system will uncork a period of enhanced cooling and locally drenching shower and storm chances.

  First Alert Forecast: isolated storms Monday, messy pattern returns Tuesday

After a weekend filled with firecracker temperatures and bright sunshine, the new week ahead will be a much different story. A low pressure system emerging from the Gulf of Mexico will bring widespread showers which could lead to localized flooding and slightly cooler temperatures.

  First Alert Forecast: Storm chances set to grow as temperatures cool off

Overall it should be a nice evening for neighborhood fireworks.

  First Alert Forecast: a mostly dry Fourth of July evening, storm chances increase next week

Overall it should be a nice evening for neighborhood fireworks.

  First Alert Forecast: hot and mainly dry July 4th, rain chances growing soon

  First Alert Forecast: hot and mainly dry July 4th holiday, rain chances ramp up next week

  First Alert Forecast: hot and mainly dry July 4th holiday

  First Alert Forecast: hotter and drier heading into July 4th

  First Alert Forecast: cooling storm chances fade to holiday heat

  First Alert Forecast: few storms Thursday, hotter and drier by the holiday weekend

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat and storms to open July

A drier pattern would be helpful as we near the heart of Hurricane Season, but summer downpour patterns can be difficult to squash.

  First Alert Forecast: stormy and toasty in the short term

his forecast period features neither large-scale flooding rain systems nor tropical systems in the Cape Fear region. Weaker systems, however, will have plenty of summer humidity and warmth with which to convert to pop-up showers and drenching storms at times.

  First Alert Forecast: active storm pattern trending a bit more settled through the 4th

Plenty of summer humidity and warmth will convert to pop-up showers and drenching storms in the short-term. Rain odds will shrink a bit by the weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: stormy and seasonably hot

As the final days of June come this week, expect a quintessential summery close with heat, humidity, showers and storms each day. A series of disturbances will roll through the Cape Fear Region keeping the chance for showers and storms in the forecast.

  First Alert Forecast: modest rain & storm chances as June comes to a close

More hot times and chances for rain as we wrap up June in SE NC.

  First Alert Forecast: stormy close to June

A series of disturbances will roll through the Cape Fear Region over the next few days keeping the chance for showers and storms in the forecast.

  First Alert Forecast: growing rain & storm chances as June comes to a close

More hot times as we wrap up June in SE NC.

  First Alert Forecast: weekend haze to give way to increasing storm chances

More hot times as we wrap up June in SE NC.

  First Alert Forecast: hot times as we wrap up June amid a touch of desert dust

More hot times as we wrap up June in SE NC.

  First Alert Forecast: hot times as we wrap up June amid a touch of desert dust

More hot times as we wrap up June in SE NC.

  First Alert Forecast: heating back up amid a touch of desert dust

Heat relaxed Thursday, but it will come roaring back this weekend!

  First Alert Forecast: summery with a side of Saharan dust

The forecast begins with Thursday where, after three straight days of 90+ temperatures, Wilmington and most of the Cape Fear Region ought to fall short of 90 thanks to intervals of clouds, scattered clusters of showers, and isolated storms.

  First Alert Forecast: summery with a side of Saharan dust

The forecast begins with Thursday where, after three straight days of 90+ temperatures, Wilmington and most of the Cape Fear Region ought to fall short of 90 thanks to intervals of clouds, scattered clusters of showers, and isolated storms.

  First Alert Forecast: stormy short term, hot and hazy weekend

stalled front will keep the odds for showers and storms through the end of the week. Odds: 30-40%. Many will dodge the activity but if encountered could be caught under a summery downpour with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Stay alert! The risk for severe weather is low but not zero.

  First Alert Forecast: stormy short term, hazy and hot weekend

A stalled front will keep the odds for showers and storms through the end of the week. Odds: 30-40%. Many will dodge the activity but if encountered could be caught under a summery downpour with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Stay alert!

  First Alert Forecast: Carolina heat and storms plus Saharan dust

Daytime heating and an upper-level impulse will impress a pop-up storm chance on the Cape Fear Region Wednesday afternoon.

  First Alert Forecast: triple digit heat index values amid pop-up storms

A low pressure system in the upper atmosphere will glance the Cape Fear Region and help to initiate and ventilate showers and storms a bit better for Wednesday and Thursday. Chances then: 30-40%.

  First Alert Forecast: watch for storms amid the seasonable summer sizzle

Taxing heat index values remain in the forecast but tropical storms stay away as we enter the final week of June...

  First Alert Forecast: hot, humid and stormy

Your First Alert Forecast features seasonable summer humidity and heat across the Cape Fear Region. Temperatures will consistently run in the 70s and 80s and a few lower 90s may even mix in on the mainland during some of the afternoons.

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat, variable storm chances

This week, plan increase your baseline water intake to stay safe and healthy... especially if you have to work or play hard outside.

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat cranks up

In the upper levels, a ridge will overspread the southeast bringing a drier and hotter trend for the beginning of the upcoming week.

  First Alert Forecast: hotter summer days ahead

Your First Alert Forecast features some classic elements of summer...

  First Alert Forecast: hotter days ahead as summer kicks into gear

Your First Alert Forecast features some classic elements of summer...

  First Alert Forecast: summer to start warm and a little stormy

Your First Alert Forecast features some classic elements of summer...

  First Alert Forecast: weekend warmth on the way amid passing storms

In this forecast period, a budding, summery high pressure ridge will gradually fade your memories of the recent exceptionally cool stretch of weather.

  First Alert Forecast: warming up for Father’s Day!

In this forecast period, a budding, summery high pressure ridge will gradually fade your memories of the recent exceptionally cool stretch of weather...

  First Alert Forecast: heat cranks up as summer officially arrives

Temperatures get a chance to take off as a ridge of high pressure carves-out more lengthy intervals of strong June sunshine.

  First Alert Forecast: elusive 80s to come back, 90s even possible too

Recent storms kept things exceptionally cool, but temperatures are about to turn up!

  First Alert Forecast: a gradual return to more June like temperatures ahead

In this forecast period, a persistent and very rainy low pressure system is likely to finally uncoil, lose definition, and lift north.

  First Alert Forecast: gradual warm-up to eventually deliver 80s... 90s?

In this forecast period, a persistent and very rainy low pressure system is likely to finally uncoil, lose definition, and lift north.

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled pattern carries on but improvements are not far away

A stubborn, stacked low pressure system will only gradually reduce rain and storm chances over the next few days. A typical summery pattern with pop up daytime storms will settle in as summer will officially arrives Saturday.

  First Alert Forecast: staying stormy and chilly for now...

Are you ready for a brighter and warmer weather change? If so, please know it is coming! ...but for now you will need dig deep for more patience.

  First Alert Forecast: rainy, cool and dreary

An exceptionally drab June weather pattern is likely to continue for the Cape Fear Region for much of the week ahead. The culprit, a low pressure system cut off from the main jet stream flow, will finally gain latitude and lose definition late this week.

  First Alert Forecast: obnoxiously dreary, until...

An exceptionally drab June weather pattern is likely to continue for the Cape Fear Region for much of the week ahead.

  First Alert Forecast: unseasonably cool and rainy

s we close the weekend and head into next week, the rainy pattern will continue thanks to a stalled front draped across the Carolinas. Since the ground is already saturated from previous days of rain, stay alert for the potential of river flooding, localized poor drainage flooding and ponding.

  First Alert Forecast: trending more unsettled and cool in the days ahead

As a sluggish summer cold front settles in from the Piedmont, the chance for a shower or storm will continue for all spots in the Cape Fear Region Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: high rain chances and unseasonably cool

High rain chances and unseasonably cool into next week.

  First Alert Forecast: storms for some, unseasonably cool for all

As a sluggish summer cold front settles in from the Piedmont, the chance for a shower or storm will continue for all spots in the Cape Fear Region Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: elevated storm chances sticking around, downpours possible through the weekend

As a sluggish summer cold front settles in from the Piedmont, the chance for a shower or storm will continue for all spots in the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances trending higher, downpours possible through the weekend

As a sluggish summer cold front settles in from the Piedmont, the chance for a shower or storm will continue for all spots in the Cape Fear Region Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: downpours could lead to localized flooding

As a sluggish summer cold front settles in from the Piedmont, the chance for a shower or storm will continue for all spots in the Cape Fear Region Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: front to focus storms

A sluggish summer cold front will focus elevated rain chances for several days.

  First Alert Forecast: muggy with occasional showers and storms

Sticky dew point temperatures in the 70s will maintain a sweaty, tropical feel through Thursday, and all the moisture will convert to increasing storm chances through week's end.

  First Alert Forecast: sweaty and stormy

Sticky dew point temperatures in the 70s will maintain a sweaty, tropical feel for Wednesday, and all the moisture will convert to increasing storm chances through week's end.

  First Alert Forecast: short term isolated downpours, storm risk growing long term

A shower or storm could pop from the humid atmosphere at just about any time and place, but the afternoon and west of Wilmington will be favored a bit more than others.

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably warm with a growing risk of storms

Humidity will foster shower and storm chances each day, but the odds will be much higher some days than others.

  First Alert Forecast: modest rain chances as most of Cristobal stays west

The core of the moisture from Cristobal will lift northwest of the Cape Fear Region as opposed to moving right overhead.

  First Alert Forecast: modest rain chances as most of Cristobal stays west

The core of the moisture from Cristobal will lift northwest of the Cape Fear Region as opposed to moving right overhead.

  First Alert Forecast: showers and storms settling, heat and humidity lingers

A front will scrape through the Cape Fear Region Sunday night into Monday bringing along a few pop up showers and storms. Temperatures will mainly be in the middle 80s for most of next week with overnight lows near 70s.

  First Alert Forecast: scattered storms and steamy temperatures Sunday

The first weekend of June 2020 will feature modest rain chances across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: Isolated storms and steamy temperatures through Sunday

The first weekend of June 2020 will feature modest rain chances across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: Isolated storms and steamy temperatures in store this weekend

The first weekend of June 2020 will feature modest rain chances across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances independent of Cristobal

The first weekend of June 2020 will feature modest rain chances across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances independent of Cristobal

The first weekend of June 2020 will feature modest rain chances across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: shower and storm chances on the rise

Rain chances have stayed near zero so far this June, but that is about to change...

  First Alert Forecast: shower and storm chances on the rise

Rain chances have stayed near zero so far this June, but that is about to change...

  First Alert Forecast: straight summery

Temperatures and humidity levels will take a summery step upward across the Cape Fear Region Wednesday.

  First Alert Forecast: straight summery

Temperatures and humidity levels will take a summery step upward across the Cape Fear Region Wednesday.