First Alert Forecast: heavy rain and storm chances ahead with Sally, watching Teddy in the Atlantic

Your First Alert forecast for Wednesday evening Sep. 16, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Wednesday evening to you! Your First Alert Forecast for tonight features an onshore flow and plenty of tropical moisture. Shower chances will remain high this evening but diminish somewhat after midnight. Watch out for some minor ponding on roadways. A few spots have already seen over one inch of rain.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Sally remain on-track to plod across the Carolinas Thursday through early Friday. With them: one to three and locally more inches of soaking rain appears likely for the Cape Fear Region. Stay alert for spotty poor-drainage flooding in times and places of heaviest rain and for the chance for a stray severe-rated thunderstorm. Along the coast there is still a high risk of rip currents along east facing beaches and a new moon will ensure more minor coastal flooding near high tides.

Hurricane Teddy, meanwhile, will become monstrous in size and intensity through the weekend as it steams from the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean toward Bermuda. 99% of meteorological computer guidance suggests Teddy will remain east of the Carolinas and simply be a long-term surf and rip current generator. Of course, we will monitor it in any case!

Speaking of the weekend: your extended forecast affords it a clear view. And, if you are a fall weather fan, you should like the look of it! Catch your cool seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. Or, extend your outlook to a full ten days for whatever location you choose with your WECT Weather App. Thank you, as always for your trust!

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