First Alert Forecast: a cool & calm start to the week following storm chances Sunday

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. morning, Aug. 16, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello on this Sunday, and thanks for checking in to your First Alert Forecast. This time of year, tropical systems rightly steal a large portion of the weather narrative and, this weekend, your First Alert Weather Team will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Josephine. As Josephine chugs through open Atlantic waters it will battle, and perhaps succumb to, some harsh bursts of wind shear. As of now...

- odds that Josephine will bring direct rain and storms to the Cape Fear Region continue to be low.

- odds that Josephine will bring significant wind and storm surge to the Cape Fear Region continue to be low.

- odds that Josephine will help generate surf and extra rip currents to area beaches, mainly next week, are medium.

About as quickly as it formed late Friday afternoon in the northwest Atlantic, Kyle has become post-tropical. Its remnants are rapidly charging through the middle Atlantic over open water. A couple other tropical waves of interest, including a one off the Coast of Africa and another east of the Windward islands have low development odds the next five days. Neither pose a definable threat to the United States, but we will watch these systems diligently.

Closer to home, the combination of tropical moisture and an approaching front will set the stage for scattered and at times numerous showers and storms throughout the rest of the weekend. Proceed with your outdoor plans but keep one eye to the sky and one on your WECT weather app. Highs will be in the 80s, with 70s likely during showers and thunderstorms. Drier air settles into the area Sunday night through Tuesday. Expect more sunshine, lower rain chances, and it will feel a bit more comfortable at night with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Check out the rest of your planning forecast for the Wilmington zone below. For a forecast tailored to your zip code for a full ten days, dial in to your WECT First Alert Weather App. Take care!

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