WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! Expect a mix of clouds and fog and sun across the Cape Fear Region for Thursday. A stray shower or two may form as balmy easterly breezes feed Atlantic moisture into the atmosphere. Temperatures ought to spend the afternoon in the upper 70s and lower 80s which is five to ten degrees above average for latter October.
Most of the longer-range outlook features the status quo: occasional bouts of fog or disorganized rain, otherwise intervals of daytime sun and above-average temperatures. The next fall cold front may make a run through the Cape Fear Region on or around next Friday, October 30. Your First Alert Weather Team will continue to assess and calibrate these trends.
In the tropics, Epsilon will continue to chug just east of Bermuda this week. The storm reached major Category 3 status as of Wednesday afternoon. Epsilon will transition to a post-tropical or cold-core low pressure system by early next week. Swell and rip currents from Epsilon are probable in the Carolinas by the weekend but no direct impacts will occur.
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