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A staff report

Wilmington, NC – July 3, 2024 – The U.S. National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC, has issued a weekend weather advisory, warning of increased heat and humidity as high pressure off the coast influences local weather patterns. This advisory is in effect from Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Overview: Residents of Wilmington and surrounding areas should prepare for elevated heat indices and potential thunderstorms over the weekend. A cold front is expected to stall to the west, bringing scattered thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday.

Hazards & Impacts:


  • Heat indices are anticipated to exceed 105 degrees on Friday and Saturday, with a possibility of persisting into Sunday. Residents are urged to take necessary precautions to stay cool and hydrated.


  • Moderate to high rip current risks are expected at east-facing area beaches due to swell energy from distant Hurricane Beryl. Beachgoers should remain vigilant and adhere to safety guidelines.

Additional Information:

The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of staying informed and prepared during this period of increased heat and potential weather hazards. For more detailed information and continuous updates, please refer to the provided links and social media channels.

Website: weather.gov/ilm/briefing

About the National Weather Service: The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

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