Air temperatures in the 80s and water temperatures in the 80s will entice you to the sand and surf Friday, but beware of a continued moderate to high rip current risk. (Source: WECT)
Your Friday afternoon cloud and "future radar" model quite sensibly suggests the highest coverage of showers and thunderstorms will be south of the Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features isolated rainclouds but, overall, pleasant weather conditions for the weekend and mostly seasonable temperatures throughout. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
It's the heart of July... a traditionally hot time of year. Average daily high temperatures are near 90. Every summer weekend is a big deal! ...so here are your First Alert Forecast details for the Cape Fear Region and a look at the tropics too...
FRIDAY: Enjoy partly sunny skies, light and variable breezes, and afternoon highs in the 80s... a shade cooler than average and than the last couple of days' 90s. The chance for a passing thundershower will also be lower than Thursday... 20 to 30%.
THE WEEKEND: Expect highs in the 80s Saturday to around 90 for Sunday. Overnight lows will settle in the seasonably cool 60s and 70s. Odds for a passing shower or thundershower will settle to a slim 10% Saturday and low 20% Sunday.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: High temperatures should continue their trend of the 80s to around 90 and overnight lows should settle in the lower and middle 70s next week. Shower or thundershower chances swell back to a seasonably higher 30-40%.
A LOOK AT THE TROPICS: The disorganized remnants of Hurricane Beryl stand a 20 to 30% chance of redevelopment near Bermuda within the next two to five days. Regardless of any such development, no direct Carolina impacts are likely.
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