First Alert Forecast: pleasant launch into Labor Day weekend, watching Dorian all the way

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Aug. 30, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello on a Friday afternoon and the doorstep of Labor Day weekend! Have a happy and safe time and, as you do, please remember to check in with your First Alert Weather Team for updates on Hurricane Dorian on all our broadcast and digital platforms. For comprehensive analysis on the storm and its potential impacts on the Cape Fear Region, please use:

Expect a nice evening for week two of high school football. Saturday should be a nice day with partly sunny skies and a chance of a few spotty showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Expect much the same for Sunday and Labor Day with an elevated chance of a few isolated showers and storms. The rip current risk and surf will increase throughout the holiday weekend. Any direct impacts from Dorian on southeast North Carolina will likely occur Wednesday night through Friday.

Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here and a ten-day forecast tailored to your location on your WECT Weather App. These forecasts speak to increased swell, rip currents, and minor tidal flooding over the weekend and possible direct or remnant rain and wind impacts from Dorian well into next week. Thank you for your patience and trust, friends!

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