Forecast

  First Alert Forecast: tracking the Tropics, cooler temps to end the weekend

A cold front has brought cooler temperatures to the Cape Fear Region, but also some unsettled weather.

First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

  First Alert Forecast: front to bring higher rain chances and cooler days, tropics waking up

  First Alert Forecast: tropics buzzing, weekend cool-down on-track

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up, still hot at home

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up...

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  First Alert Forecast: showers and storms locally, tropics stay quiet

  First Alert Forecast: late summer heat, storm chances regrowing

  First Alert Forecast: after weekend rains, hot days with isolated storms

  First Alert Forecast: showers take sledgehammer to drought, seasonable week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Storm chances stick around for the work week

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances continue to start the new week

  First Alert Forecast: Showers and storms continue overnight

Good Saturday to you! We’ve been lucky for the past couple of weeks that the tropics have been quiet. However, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance off the coast of South Carolina.

  First Alert Forecast: substantial rain expected for the weekend, area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico

Not a complete washout, but odds for drenching showers and storms linger for the weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

Stable air reigns across the tropical Atlantic Basin, so new tropical storm formation remains unlikely. Home-grown tropical-like showers and storms will have our attention, though!

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

Stable air reigns across the tropical Atlantic Basin, so new tropical storm formation remains unlikely. Home-grown tropical-like showers and storms will have our attention, though!

  First Alert Forecast: continued opportunities for much needed rain

  First Alert Forecast: extreme heat unlikely, chances to grab more rain

  First Alert Forecast: hot, stormy pattern emerging

  First Alert Forecast: hot ‘n’ stormy

  First Alert Forecast: turning a corner to a stormy pattern

  First Alert Forecast: hot and trending much stormier

  First Alert Forecast: hot times, more storms later this week

August will consistently dish at-or-above average heat across the week ahead. Needed rain chances ought to vary, though.

  First Alert Forecast: continued hot with variable storm chances for the week ahead

August will consistently dish at-or-above average heat across the week ahead. Needed rain chances ought to vary, though.

  First Alert Forecast: Heat, humidity and sunshine to start the work week

Happy Sunday to you! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend! It was a bit cooler outside today, but the heat and humidity cranks up again, to start the week.

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat with few storm chances

Your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region provides a little relief from the heat, but only by a few degrees.

  First Alert Forecast: slight cool down, storm chances

A cold front will slowly cross the region tomorrow dropping dew point temperatures a few degrees, making it not as oppressive as it was today. High temperatures will reach the low to middle 90s tomorrow.

  First Alert Forecast: ample heat, few storm chances

Your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region is hot even for this traditionally toasty time of year.

  First Alert Forecast: after a record high Friday, more weekend heat

Your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region is hot even for this traditionally toasty time of year.

  First Alert Forecast: heavy on heat, mostly skimpy on needed rain chances

Your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region is hot even for this traditionally toasty time of year.

  First Alert Forecast: heat cranks up, tropics stay quiet

Average daily high temperatures for the Cape Fear Region are in the toasty upper 80s this time of year; your First Alert Forecast is even a bit more fiery as it features consistent lower and middle 90s with opportunities for heat index values to ping the upper 90s and lower 100s.

  First Alert Forecast: heat going strong!

Your First Alert Forecast is even a bit more fiery than average for August.

  First Alert Forecast: storm threat winding down this evening, hot days ahead

A fiery high pressure ridge is developing over the Cape Fear Region but, occasionally, one or two cooling thunderstorms could punch holes through it.

  First Alert Forecast: temps heating up at home while tropics staying cool and collected

A fiery high pressure ridge is developing over the Cape Fear Region but, occasionally, one or two cooling thunderstorms could punch holes through it.

  First Alert Forecast: dialing up heat and humidity

Isolated storms remain a part of your First Alert Forecast for the next seven days but, as a ridge of high pressure develops over the Carolinas, heat will assume the higher forecast profile.

  First Alert Forecast: trending hotter...

Isolated storms remain a part of your First Alert Forecast for the next seven days but, as a ridge of high pressure develops over the Carolinas, heat will assume the higher forecast profile.

  First Alert Forecast: chance of storms at home, tropics more settled

Be alert for scattered, locally heavy activity - especially but not exclusively from the midday though the evening hours of Monday.

  First Alert Forecast: pop-up storms at home, tropics more settled

Be alert for scattered, locally heavy activity - especially but not exclusively from the midday though the evening hours of Monday.

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled pattern shaping up next week

After a fairly drier day than Saturday, a few passing showers and storms will roll through this evening producing heavy rain at times, frequent lightning and/ or gusty winds.

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances trend lower as temperatures turn up

As a tropical wave continues to move away from the Carolinas, it will open the door to more drier conditions Sunday.

  First Alert Forecast: odds for showers settle down, temperatures trend up Sunday

As this system continues to move away from the Carolinas, it will open the door to more drier conditions Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: drought-denting showers... especially near the coast

If you have outdoor plans this Saturday, you would be well-served to have a back-up plan in case a drought-denting shower finds its way to your spot.

  First Alert Forecast: high weekend rain chances, some rumblings in the tropics

In this forecast period, sticky dew point temperatures of 70+ degrees will roll into a risk for scattered showers and locally drenching storms.

  First Alert Forecast: needed rain chances at home, some rumblings in the tropics

In this forecast period, sticky dew point temperatures of 70+ degrees will roll into a risk for scattered showers and locally drenching storms.

  First Alert Forecast: local low pressure will spark up storms, eyeing tropical lows across the Atlantic Basin

Your First Alert Forecast is classic August as oceanic and atmospheric ingredients conspire to generate thunderstorm chances here at home and potential tropical storms deeper in the Atlantic.

  First Alert Forecast: scattered storms, tropical troubles

Thanks for checking in! Your First Alert Forecast is classic August as oceanic and atmospheric ingredients conspire to generate thunderstorm chances here at home and potential tropical storms deeper in the Atlantic.

  First Alert Forecast: August to kick off with risk for storms

Your First Alert Forecast features a period of seasonably hot and classically summery humidity that will support some needed rain chances for the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: increased humidity to support increased rain chances

Your First Alert Forecast features a period of seasonably hot and classically summery humidity that will support some needed rain chances for the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: humidity and rain chances increasing

Happy Tuesday to you! Hopefully you’re getting a chance to head outdoors and enjoy the warm sunshine! High pressure begins to weaken its grip by week’s end. We’re still looking at mainly sunny skies and dry weather in the short-term, with high temperatures gradually increasing into the lower 90s, an

  First Alert Forecast: mainly dry for most, spot shower for few

High pressure remains the focus of the day, but it will loosen its grip by week’s end.

  First Alert Forecast: Increasing rain chances heading into August

Happy Monday to you! High pressure still dominating our weather pattern keeping us sunny and dry through midweek. However, humidity level will rise toward the end of the week, along with rain chances.

  First Alert Forecast: increasing rain odds as July yields to August

As this week develops, you will notice a more traditional brand of midsummer humidity and heat at times.

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny and dry to finish out July

Happy Sunday to you! Hopefully you enjoyed the beautiful last weekend of July! The mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures, continue into the work work and remain through midweek.

  First Alert Forecast: warm and dry start to the new week

To kick off the new week and the last few days of July, expect a continuation of mainly dry afternoons and comfortable temperatures.

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny skies for the last weekend of July

Your Cape Fear Region forecast features a continued dry spell, with low to marginal rain chances to close the month of July.

  First Alert Forecast: dry and comfortable for final July weekend

Your Cape Fear Region forecast features a continued dry spell, with low to marginal rain chances to close the month of July.

  First Alert Forecast: gorgeous weekend ahead

Your Cape Fear Region forecast features a continued dry spell...

  First Alert Forecast: dry but not too hot

Your Cape Fear Region forecast features a continued dry spell...

  First Alert Forecast: smooth sailing into the weekend

A developing ridge of high pressure will sponsor a gradual warm-up but extreme temperatures, like deep 90s, will likely stay away for at least several more days.

  First Alert Forecast: temps in no hurry to spike

A developing ridge of high pressure will sponsor a gradual warm-up but extreme temperatures, like deep 90s, will likely stay away for at least several more days.

  First Alert Forecast: heat ends, nice days ahead

Take a deep breath, friends, as a northern high pressure system will engineer a much-anticipated cool-down!

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave broken!

Take a deep breath, friends, as a northern high pressure system will engineer a much-anticipated cool-down!

  First Alert Forecast: storms ending this evening, refreshing change Wednesday

A strong upper level trough / cold front / cool front remains on-track to slice into the Cape Fear Region between Tuesday afternoon and night. In this time of transition, please stay alert for clusters of locally gusty, drenching, and highly electrical storms!

  First Alert Forecast: hope you didn’t let Tropical Depression Three distract you from...

A tropical system has garnered some attention, but a strong summer cold front remains the top weather story...

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave to break soon, rain and storm chances to pick up

Welcome relief is not far off, as a cold front will descend through the Lower Cape Fear starting tomorrow

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave to break soon, rain and storm chances to pick up

Welcome relief is not far off, as a cold front will descend through the Lower Cape Fear starting tomorrow

  First Alert Forecast: Heat switch remains on; big cool down ahead

High pressure will be the lead weather maker through tomorrow, keeping the sunshine and muggy weather around to start the work week.

  First Alert Forecast: sweltering heat continues, relief on the way

This Bermuda high pressure ridge looks likely to break down in the next couple of days

  First Alert Forecast: Extreme heat and sunshine to finish out the weekend

Since Sunday, Wilmington has had daily highs in the middle and upper 90s, and 100+ heat index values on top of that!

  First Alert Forecast: Dangerous heat index values through the weekend

An excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Saturday Afternoon.

  First Alert Forecast: dangerous weekend heat

This torrid high pressure ridge will likely break down by the middle of next week but, until then, spotty thunderstorms ought to be your only natural heat relief. So please, friends, keep your heat precautions top-of-mind through the weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: heat train rolls on... with some relief next week

Please keep your heat precautions top-of-mind on days like this fiery Friday!

  First Alert Forecast: sizzling and stormy

With an average high of 90, this is, statistically Wilmington’s hottest time of year. But, through at least this weekend, the heat wave will continue to broil the Cape Fear Region extra.

  First Alert Forecast: staying hot - even for a traditionally hot time of year

With an average high of 90, this is, statistically Wilmington's hottest time of year. But, through at least this weekend, the heat wave will continue to broil the Cape Fear Region extra!

  First Alert Forecast: more scorching temperatures ahead, some relief in sight

A broiling high pressure ridge maintains control of the Cape Fear Region...

  First Alert Forecast: in the fryer

A broiling high pressure ridge maintains control of the Cape Fear Region...

  First Alert Forecast: HOT!

Afternoon high temperatures will crest mainly in the lower and middle 90s and overnight low will hover in the muggy 70s. Due to steamy dew points in the middle and upper 70s, heat index values will likely swell to 100 to 105 in the afternoon.

  First Alert Forecast: sweltering once again!

A high pressure ridge will broil us again!

  First Alert Forecast: more heat for Tuesday! ...but no tropical threats

For this Monday, though, storm chances will be low for the Cape Fear Region... and heat will be the big story!

  First Alert Forecast: lots of heat! ...but no tropical threats

For this Monday, though, storm chances will be low for the Cape Fear Region... and heat will be the big story!