First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Aug. 16, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you! Much of southeast North Carolina, including the Wilmington metro area, saw much needed rain Friday afternoon and evening. Many spots saw 1-2 inches of rain and a few saw as much as 3-4 inches. As a piece of great news for this weekend: stable air reigns all across the tropical Atlantic Basin, so new tropical storm formation remains unlikely! Here are some of the things we are tracking for the Cape Fear Region, then:

- TOASTY TEMPERATURES: seasonable 80s and lower 90s by day, 70s for the overnights and in any times of rain.

- POP-UP STORMS: odds for drenching cells 50-60% through tonight, 40-50% Saturday, and 30-40% Sunday.

- RIP CURRENTS: low to moderate risk each day through the weekend, plus a substantial northbound longshore current.

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