First Alert Forecast: summer, and Hurricane Season, going strong

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 4:18 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 7:04 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Tuesday to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region! Expect / enjoy sunny or partly sunny skies, light east or southeast breezes, afternoon high temperatures in the middle and upper 80s, and a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm Tuesday. In the still-80-degree surf: breaking waves of mainly a modest one or two feet will harbor a low to moderate rip current risk. Sunset is 7:19.

In the busy tropics, Tropical Storm Nicholas will bring heavy rain the western Gulf Coast through midweek. Also, a disturbance several hundred miles off the Carolina Coast has a chance to develop by Friday - with limited Cape Fear impacts in any case. Lastly, Africa’s Cabo Verde tropical wave season has not yet shut down: a tropical wave of low pressure called “Invest 95-L” warrants watching in the coming days as it emerges from the far eastern Atlantic. Odette and Peter are the next names on the 2021 list.

Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington, filled with classic late summer conditions, here:

And remember: you can always tap your always-free WECT Weather App to customize your location and extend your outlook to a full ten days.

Link to your comprehensive First Alert Hurricane Center at to be ready in case a threatening tropical situation develops.

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