First Alert Forecast: T.D. 7 is born, Tropical activity to help flip Cape Fear weather pattern

Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 8:36 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you on the final leg of this Friday. As Tropical Depression Fred struggles to re-strengthen in the Florida Straits, the Cape Fear Region will have another hot and mostly storm-free day on Saturday. Please rest, hydrate, and be neighborly amid high temperatures mainly in the lower 90s and the heat index pegging values over 100 degrees once again.

In the coming days, Fred will track to the south and west of the Cape Fear Region but still close enough to share moisture for growing rain chances: 10-20% Saturday, 50-60% for Sunday into early next week. Such showers and any associated clouds will also help cap daily temperatures in the 80s versus the 90s.

Elsewhere in the tropics: Tropical Depression Seven has formed over the warm waters of the very low latitudes of the Atlantic Ocean. The most likely track for T.D. Seven is, at least initially, quite similar to that which Fred took. The next tropical storm name on the list is “Grace”.

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