WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Thursday to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region! As a summery high pressure ridge will remain in charge Thursday, expect another round of generous sunny periods and, at best, isolated rain and thunderstorms. Amid light southeast breezes, temperatures are likely to swell to the upper 80s and lower 90s for afternoon highs.
Temperatures are likely to roll back and rain chances are likely to ramp up by this weekend as a weak cold front settles in from the north. Catch details on that and other weather factors in your seven-day planning forecast for Wilmington right here. And remember: you can catch a location-specific ten-day forecast anytime on your free WECT Weather App, so make sure to check in!
Neither immediate nor definable Carolina tropical storm threats this Thursday but, across the Atlantic Basin, a couple of development possibilities stick out. For one: as of the 5pm, the National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone 9. This system is located near the southeastern Bahamas. Should this system strengthen into a Tropical Storm, it would get the name Humberto.
Next week, several computer forecast models are also suggesting the possibility/likelihood for tropical storm development in the northern Caribbean region, so that will be a place to watch keenly.September is the statistically most active month of Atlantic Hurricane Season; thanks for making your First Alert Weather Team part of your day-to-day vigilance!