First Alert Forecast: wrapping up summer with heat & humidity

Your First Alert Forecast from Sat. evening, Sept. 18, 2021
Your First Alert Forecast from Sat. evening, Sept. 18, 2021
Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 12:46 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region on this final Summer weekend! Outdoor plans this evening look great and temperatures will stay in character for the time: expect muggy conditions in the lower 70s for the overnight lows.

Odds for a pop-up shower or storm are trending to between 10 and 20% tomorrow, so most times and places will be free of rain and lightning. Keep it safe in the 80-degree surf: two to locally two to four-foot waves will harbor a low to moderate risk of rip currents.

On the tropical weather front: Post-Tropical Cyclone Odette, formerly known as Invest 96-L, will climb northward off the Outer Banks this weekend, supporting that somewhat agitated surf situation as it goes. Tropical disturbance “Invest 95-L” has just become Tropical Depression Sixteen. It will continue to chug toward the eastern Caribbean islands with no definable land impacts. Both systems for the time being have consistent access to warm ocean water fuel and moderately favorable upper-atmospheric environments, so your First Alert Weather Team will monitor them. Peter is the next storm name on the list.

Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington, which includes promising signs of a fall cold front! - right here:

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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