First Alert Forecast: gorgeous weather as October begins, watching the tropics

Your First Alert forecast for Wednesday evening Sep. 30, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Wednesday evening to you! Expect more gorgeous weather on Thursday with nearly full sunshine and a perfect high in the upper 70s. Sunset is a skosh before 7 p.m.

A clear, crisp, moonlit Wednesday and Thursday night will be a fine way to launch into October. The Harvest Moon rises at 7:13 p.m. Thursday evening. Your extended First Alert Forecast features many dry, seasonable, and comfortable periods. Expect highs to dip into the lower 70s Friday and Saturday with very cool mornings in the 50s. Rain chances will be very low with one exception: an ocean trough of low pressure has a chance to focus a higher coverage of showers onto the Cape Fear Region late Sunday or early Monday.

In the tropics: new storm formation remains very unlikely Thursday but, by the end of the week, thunderstorms will have had a chance to converge in the western Caribbean Sea. Here and then, a zone low barometric pressure is likely and tropical storm formation is possible. Gamma is the next storm name. Your First Alert Weather Team will continue to monitor the situation.

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