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First Alert Forecast: sunny and warm weekend, monitoring Maria

With Hurricane Maria offshore, high pressure brings nice weather to southeast NC this weekend. (Source: WECT) With Hurricane Maria offshore, high pressure brings nice weather to southeast NC this weekend. (Source: WECT)
High grades for most of the weekend activities, watch out for rip currents and high surf. (Source: WECT) High grades for most of the weekend activities, watch out for rip currents and high surf. (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.

TONIGHT FORECAST DETAILS: Any showers or storms will quickly end this evening. Look for mostly clear skies later this evening and lows in the upper 60s. No real issues for high school football this evening

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: sunny to partly sunny skies, 0-10% shower chances through Monday, 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.

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