First Alert Forecast: high weekend rain chances, some rumblings in the tropics

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Aug. 2, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! In this forecast period, sticky dew point temperatures of 70+ degrees will roll into a risk for scattered showers and locally drenching storms. Temperatures ought not to be extreme by August standards: mainly 80s for highs and 70s for lows. This basic pattern will continue through the weekend and into early next week with somewhat elevated rain and storm chances for your Saturday.

Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor the tropics in this traditionally active month of August. A tropical wave of low pressure will chug through the Lesser Antilles by early next week. Since yesterday, the National Hurricane Center has backed off on its development odds for this feature: now 40% through five days.

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