NWS reports whopping 100° sets new record in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY)– The National Weather Service reports Sunday’s daytime high temperature was 100° at Wilmington International Airport (ILM).

This breaks the record of 98° that was set back in 1953.

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Today also marks the earliest date ILM has ever hit 100°. The previous date was on June 1, 1958.

As blistering heat conditions persist in the forecast this upcoming week, there is a high potential for additional record-breaking temperatures to come.