First Alert Forecast: warm start to fall, monitoring Maria - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Forecast: warm start to fall, monitoring Maria

Friday afternoon will likely feature temperatures deep into the 80s amid light east or northeast breezes. A stray shower or storm could pop up Friday, but most times and places will have dryness. (Source: WECT) Friday afternoon will likely feature temperatures deep into the 80s amid light east or northeast breezes. A stray shower or storm could pop up Friday, but most times and places will have dryness. (Source: WECT)
Fall officially arrives with the autumnal equinox Friday afternoon at 4:02 p.m. Fall is, of course, a transitional season. Average highs slide from the 80s in late September to the 50s by late December. (Source: WECT) Fall officially arrives with the autumnal equinox Friday afternoon at 4:02 p.m. Fall is, of course, a transitional season. Average highs slide from the 80s in late September to the 50s by late December. (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast hinges on Hurricane Maria staying offshore through early next week. Such a scenario would mean heavy surf and rip currents, but not much if any rain and wind. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast hinges on Hurricane Maria staying offshore through early next week. Such a scenario would mean heavy surf and rip currents, but not much if any rain and wind. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

WELCOME FALL! Fall officially arrives with the autumnal equinox at 4:02 p.m. Friday. Fall is, of course, a transitional season. Average daily high temperatures slip from the 80s in early fall to the 70s mid-fall and on to the 60s by late fall. Tropical storm and hurricane activity also tends to settle between September, October, and November.

FRIDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Enjoy sunny or partly sunny skies and mainly mid 80s for highs. The chance for a pop-up shower or storm will hold in the slim 10 to 20% range. East or northeast breezes will develop at modest 5 to 10 mph speeds. Surf zones will feature breaking waves of mainly 2 to 4 feet and a moderate risk of rip currents.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: The forecast for this weekend through early next week is predicated on Hurricane Maria tracking between the Carolinas and Bermuda. Expect heavy surf and rip currents amid otherwise nice conditions: partly cloudy skies, 10% shower chances, light to moderate northeast breezes, daily highs mainly in the 80s, and nightly lows mainly in the 60s.

TROPICS: Your First Alert Weather Team continue to monitor Hurricane Maria. For details: CLICK HERE. September is the statistical peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season, so it makes sense for your family to have a ready-to-do storm plan. For details: CLICK HERE.

NEUWIRTH MOTORS FIRST ALERT SKYCAM NETWORK: CLICK HERE to enjoy views from the Battleship North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach, Surf City, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport, Whiteville, and Elizabethtown. (Note: cameras not available on mobile devices.)

YOUR FREE WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: See the latest First Alert Forecast blogs and videos plus interactive radar, targeted severe bulletins, location-specific hour-by-hour forecasts, marine and tide data, long-range outlooks... and much more.

Copyright 2017 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • Inside WECT.comMore>>

  • First Alert Weather Tools

    First Alert Weather Tools

    Friday, May 8 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-05-08 12:18:02 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-05-08 12:18:03 GMT
    Interactive RadarWatches and WarningsSatellite RadarTropical SatelliteDownload Weather App for AndroidDownload Weather App for iPhoneDownload Weather App for iPadSign up for Weather EmailsSign up for Text AlertsMore >>
    Interactive RadarWatches and WarningsSatellite RadarTropical SatelliteDownload Weather App for AndroidDownload Weather App for iPhoneDownload Weather App for iPadSign up for Weather EmailsSign up for Text AlertsMore >>
Powered by Frankly