WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Monday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! A large and tranquil high pressure system will grace the Cape Fear Region with mostly dry and seasonable conditions this week. Clouds and some moisture offshore may brush by southeast North Carolina Tuesday afternoon and evening with a small chance of showers, especially along the coast. Wednesday and Thursday should feature lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 80s.
In the tropics: Hurricane Delta, south of Jamaica, is set threaten the northern Gulf of Mexico coastline as a strong hurricane late this week. The storm is rapidly strengthened Monday afternoon and it became a hurricane Monday evening. It is now forecast to become a major category three hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Remnant moisture from Delta ought to bring an uptick in Carolina rain chances this weekend. Gamma is fading quickly north of the Yucatan Peninsula and is now a tropical depression.
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