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First Alert Forecast: improving weather picture Friday, continued rip current danger from Larry

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 1:56 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Thursday evening to you! Your First Alert Forecast features big changes as a cool front sweeps through SE NC this evening. This front will sweep showers, muggy conditions, and Tropical Depression Mindy away from SE NC. By Friday morning temperatures will start off in the middle 60s with refreshing northerly breezes.

Friday will feature mostly to partly sunny skies with highs in the middle 80s. Things look OK for any 9/11 events in the Cape Fear Region Saturday. Any other weekend outdoor plans are looking great with: full sunshine, lower humidity, and no rainfall expected.

Swell from Larry has reached the Cape Fear Region. Expect breaking waves of three to five feet and locally higher, so keep it very safe in the 80-degree surf! An enhanced risk of rip currents takes on an even more dangerous character post-Labor Day as many area beaches have fewer lifeguards on duty. Higher-than-average surf and rip currents is likely to last through the weekend

Hopefully, beastly storms like Larry stay away from the Cape Fear Region through the remainder of Atlantic Hurricane Season. But, with still about two-and-a-half months to go, please make sure you stay vigilant and prepared with the resources your First Alert Weather Team outlines here: wect.com/hurricane. And thanks for checking in!

Catch your seven-day planning forecast right here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg. Numbers in this forecast are for Wilmington, but remember: you can always customize your location and extend your outlook to a full ten days with your WECT Weather App.

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