First Alert Forecast: warm and wet pattern likely to close October

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Oct. 25, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region!

The first half of the weekend should feature low, but non-zero rain chances as Atlantic moisture moves in. Outdoor activities should be a go, under partly cloudy skies Saturday, but under mostly cloudy skies Sunday and beyond. This is thanks to a sluggish cold front approaching from the west and awkwardly stalling nearby Sunday through Halloween. Medium range modeling data suggest that this front won’t get the needed upper-level support to clear out, until early November. This slow progression will imprint several days of warmer-than-average temperatures and shower chances into your seven-day forecast for Wilmington.

The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga, which formed as of 5 p.m. Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s remnants will move north northeastward over the central United States this weekend. and should dissipate by this weekend.

Elsewhere in the Tropics: the National Hurricane Center is tracking newly formed Tropical Storm Pablo near the Azores. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms along with tropical-storm force wind gusts. It’s movement is to the east northeast, so this would not pose a threat to the Carolinas, let alone the US.

Remember: you can dial up a ten-day forecast tailored to your specific location on your free WECT Weather App! in the meantime, check out the seven-day planning forecast for the Wilmington metro.

Enjoy your weekend!

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