First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat and storm chances; watching newly formed Tropical Storm Humberto closely

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Sep. 13, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Friday the 13th! Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast. As a summery high pressure ridge barely hangs in to provide another round of generous sunshine and isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Expect light, and mainly easterly breezes, with afternoon temperatures growing to the middle and upper 80s, but likely, shy of 90. Temperatures this evening will cool off to the 80s and 70s following sunset, but pack the umbrella, just in case, for High School football, as a shower or storm may roll through. If we can get enough breaks in the clouds you might be able to witness a rare harvest moon falling on Friday the 13th. This weekend, a weak cold front settles in from the north, which may result in a handful of additional showers and storms. Expect more high in the middle to upper 80s. Look for a slight cooling trend and lower precipitation chances as long as newly formed Tropical Storm Humberto stays away.

We’re keeping close tabs on the tropics. Tropical Storm Humberto, which formed Friday night in the Caribbean. It’s still somewhat disorganized, as it tracks northward in the coming days. The official forecast cone from the National Hurricane Center does not include southeast North Carolina now but there could be some forecast changes over the weekend so keep close tabs on the forecast. Additionally, a tropical wave located in the central Atlantic has good odds of development next week as it moves west toward the Caribbean Islands, and another wave off the African coast merits watching through next week . 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!

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 back this weekend!

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