WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Sunday to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! Hope your weekend is going well. You day features more unseasonably sultry sunshine, balmy breezes and a slim opportunity for a pop-up shower or storm. Afternoon high temperatures will swell to near-record highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Wilmington’s record high for the day is 91 degrees. While Fall weather lowers may be lamenting now, a more seasonably cool trough of air looks to finally settle into the Carolinas late in the week. This may result in a much desired change to long sleeves.
In the tropics, your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor Hurricane Lorenzo in the Eastern Atlantic. Lorenzo grew to a monster category 5 storm Saturday and now sits as a strong category 4 as it moves northward over open water. Despite the strengthening, it should gradually weaken. Lorenzo does not appear to pose a threat to the Carolinas. No other tropical systems are expected to form this weekend, but we still have a little over two months left in the season, so diligence continues to be key.
Catch your seven-day planning forecast for the remaining days of September and early October right here. For a look at the aforementioned cool-down and ten day outlook, hop on over to the WECT Weather App and customize it to your Zip Code!
Have a great day!