First Alert Forecast: big weather changes at least a week away. . .

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Oct. 23, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hi! Your Friday afternoon featured another round of slightly above-average temperatures. Highs across the area were mainly in the lower 80s. The average high for October 23 is 74; the record, set in 2007, is 86.

Your First Alert Forecast for the weekend and most of next week includes more above average temperatures. Daily highs will toggle between the upper 70s and lower 80s and nightly lows will mainly be in the 60s. Rain chances will stay skimpy and function as stray for the most part, disorganized showers until a cold front approaches Friday the 30th or Saturday the 31st. There is slightly elevated risk for a few showers or a storm Sunday afternoon. Healthier odds for rain may develop then and we will monitor the trends.

Halloween and “fall back” Sunday are in-view in a ten-day forecast available to you anytime on your WECT Weather App. Or, simply check out your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. It is boldly annotated with the words “elevated rip current risk” for the weekend as swell from distant Hurricane Epsilon reaches area beaches - and your First Alert Weather Team wants you to stay safe in the 74-degree surf! Another potent tropical wave has formed in the Caribbean and has a high risk of developing into a tropical depression of Tropical Storm Zeta within 48 hours. Have a great weekend!

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