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First Alert Forecast: much-needed sunshine this week, tropics coming back to life

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 1:31 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2021 at 8:10 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A stretch of sunny days is coming to the Cape Fear Region after an extraordinarily rainy start to August. On Tuesday we will see a continuation of a pattern with low-profile pop-up storm chance near 10% and seasonably toasty high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. And in the surf: expect breakers of one to two feet, a low to moderate risk of rip currents, and water temperatures in the lower 80s.

Wednesday to Saturday may feature a very slight uptick in temperatures and rain chances. Still the the generally dry and seasonably hot pattern should hold. Expect a surge of tropical moisture and a big uptick in rain chances next week.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone Six just east of the Lesser Antilles. The system should soon strengthen into Tropical Storm Fred soon as it moves towards Florida or the eastern Gulf of Mexico late in the week.

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