First Alert Forecast: Delta grows to a monster category four hurricane, headed towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Your First Alert forecast for Tuesday evening Oct. 6, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello! Your First Alert Forecast features a mild Tuesday evening across the Cape Fear Region. Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies this evening and overnight with a slim shower shot near the coast. Wednesday and Thursday will be mainly sunny and unseasonably warm with highs in the lower to middle 80s. Clouds increase Friday with a chance of some showers and storms this weekend due to moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Delta. Rain chances and amounts depend on the storm’s track.

The dizzyingly busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues, Hurricane Delta shows a healthy and formidable structure and a purposeful motion as it steams through the Caribbean Sea toward the Gulf of Mexico. Delta quickly strengthened to category four status late Tuesday morning. The storm is likely to make a direct hit on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon. As states like Louisiana prepare for yet another hurricane threat in 2020, the Cape Fear Region and Carolinas may expect some lesser and more indirect impacts from Delta like remnant humidity and shower chances for portions of this weekend and next week.

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