First Alert Forecast: tracking the Tropics, shower chances and cooler temps

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. morning, Sep. 13, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Sunday to you! Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region. Unsettled and muggy condition will stick around SE NC until a cool front arrives Monday evening. For Sunday, pop-up shower and storm chances will be modest along with some toasty sun intervals. If you have outdoor plans, you probably will not need to cancel them, but consider having a back-up plan. Expect highs to range in the middle 80s Sunday and Monday outside of showers and storms and the cooler 70s housed within.

The cool front will bring a spell of lower shower chances, more refreshing humidity levels, and cooler temperatures by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. highs will be in the comfortable lower 80s and lows will be in the crisp 60s. Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington below, or, extend your outlook to ten days for any location you choose with your WECT Weather App.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Sally formed off the southwest coast of Florida Saturday afternoon. This storm will be a big rain maker and generator of rip currents along the eastern and central Gulf coast early this week, and by week’s end could bring a round of showers and storms to the Carolinas as a remnant low.

Tropical Depression Twenty also formed in the east-central Atlantic Saturday afternoon. The official forecast track has it becoming a hurricane, likely "Teddy”, in the open Atlantic later this week.

Swell from Hurricane Paulette and Tropical Depression Rene will reach the East Coast by this weekend into next week. The storms themselves are more likely than not to remain offshore, but please be leery of rip currents, especially since many beaches will not have the same lifeguard staffing that they did on and before Labor Day.

Other tropical waves of low pressure, ranging from the Gulf of Mexico to the sub-Saharan African coast bring, low to medium development odds, respectively. Make sure to stay alert and chart their progress with sources you know and trust like the National Hurricane Center and your First Alert Weather Team. Visit for everything you need to navigate the remainder of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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