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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Current conditions at

Wilmington, Wilmington International Airport (KILM)

Lat: 34.27°NLon: 77.9°WElev: 33ft.

Light Rain

82°F

28°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 3 Sep 10:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Wrightsville Beach NC

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Wrightsville Beach NC
 34.23°N 77.78°W (Elev. 3 ft)
6:04 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
11am EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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