First Alert Forecast: very active tropics, locally nice conditions

Your First Alert forecast for Monday evening Aug. 26, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and thanks for checking in on this Monday evening! Hope you enjoyed a weekend of clouds, showers, and noticeably cooler temperatures! Your Monday forecast features another round of relatively fresh northerly breezes and sub-90-degree temperatures as a September-ish high pressure system noses into the Cape Fear Region a few days early. We avoided rainfall today but, in the seven-day forecast you can see right here or a ten-day forecast you can see on your WECT Weather App, days with higher rain odds eventually return.

The tropics remain active! Tropical Storm Dorian stole the weekend headlines; it remains a system to watch as it nears the Lesser Antilles. Dorian will have to negotiate hostile wind shear and mountainous Caribbean islands late this week. Its threat level to North America cannot yet be known. Rule #3 of Hurricane Season is you always have to wait to see if systems like Dorian can survive the Caribbean islands to know more: Meanwhile, newly formed Tropical Depression Six could soon become Tropical Storm Erin between the Carolinas and Bermuda. This storm will not impact southeast North Carolina.

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