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WEATHER ALERT: Intense Heat, Then Big Storms Possible Today

Dangerously hot conditions are expected to return to most of Eastern Carolina this afternoon. Then there will be yet another threat of severe weather across the region.

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for counties east of I-95.

Temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity will push the heat index or "feels like" temp to about 105°-109° by mid afternoon.

You should drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioning and check on the elderly and neighbors who live alone.

As the heat starts to break late in the day, we'll turn our attention to the severe weather threat. A cold front approaching from the north will likely bring another round of strong to severe storms Tuesday evening. The risk will probably come between about 5 p.m. through midnight.

Storms could bring wind gusts of 60 miles per hour, hailstones up to 1.25" (quarter sized) in diameter, frequent lightning and heavy downpours.

Stay tuned to WITN & WITN.COM for all the latest.


When severe weather strikes, stay tuned to WITN for the latest from Advanced VIPIR. Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daugherty and meteorologists Jim Howard, Matt Engelcrecht, Greg Armbrecht and Phillip Williams will work around the clock to give you the latest information and any warnings.

You can also tune into WITN's MyTV channel, featuring weather, news and much more. You can watch it over the air on 7.2, on Suddenlink Digital Cable Channel 167 and Time Warner Digital Cable on Channel 121.

Also, don't forget to download First Alert Weather for Your Desktop, absolutely free! Click here to download WITN’s First Alert.

We've also have Interactive Radar. Click here to view it now.

If you have storm photos, please submit them to WITN's Carolina Camera.


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