WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Thursday to you! Thanks for checking in to your First Alert Forecast. Coming off of highs in the middle and upper 80s, expect skies to remain congested with shower and storm chances to trend a bit more substantial: 20-30% Thursday night, 40-50% Friday, and 40-30% Saturday and 20-30% Sunday. The risk for severe storms appears low but we will continue to monitor that angle. And, all the while, high temperatures ought to stay seasonably high: lower 80s Friday, upper 80s Saturday and Sunday.
In the tropics: Cristobal remains likely to finally leave the southern Gulf of Mexico region for Louisiana or a neighboring state later in the weekend or early next week. Cristobal is officially forecast to be at tropical storm strength at that time but, since water temperatures are above-average in the area, it will have to be monitored closely. Cristobal will have little or no impact on the eastern Carolinas.
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