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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Excessive Heat Warning lowered to heat advisory

High clouds and slightly drier air is preventing us from being as hot as possible
WITN First Alert Forecast for Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 1:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:25 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - UPDATE - Advisories and Warnings have been removed across ENC.

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Today is a First Alert Weather Day because of the heat advisories, however storms over Virginia last night left behind a cool pool of air and clouds which have moved south over ENC. A heat index of 95 was achieved in Greenville during mid morning, but dropped into the upper 80s by 2pm under cloudy skies and a pleasant northwesterly breeze. Many northern counties have been dropped from the heat advisory. There was an excessive heat warning for many parts of ENC, but that has been lowered to a heat advisory.

Heat Advisory until 8pm
Heat Advisory until 8pm(WITN)

Southern and coastal areas are the hottest as of mid afternoon, however a slight drop has been noted in New Bern and Kinston as well. Jacksonville has a heat index of 103, but may drop before late afternoon. A heat advisory means the heat index is likely over 105. An excessive heat warning means a heat index is expected over 110. The National Weather Service issues and drops all advisories and warnings.

The front may spark a few scattered thunderstorms late today, so keep an eye on the northern sky for any approaching storm. The main threat would be a strong wind gust at the beginning of the storm. Most places will not have a storm.

2pm Heat Index
2pm Heat Index(WITN)

A cold front tonight will make Wednesday cooler with highs down to the upper 80s and a light northeast breeze.

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