First Alert Forecast: fantastic fall weekend at home, Sam now a hurricane in the tropics

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 1:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 8:06 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Friday evening to you! Your First Alert Forecast for the weekend and early next week features a winning combination of bright days, clear nights, and consistently pleasant humidity levels across the Cape Fear Region. Mornings will have sweatshirt-worthy temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s and, for the afternoons, short-sleeve shirts ought to suffice with upper 70s and lower 80s under the September sun. Keep a “green light” on your outdoor plans and enjoy this first weekend of fall!

In the tropics, Sam is intensifying and the National Hurricane Center projects it to become a major hurricane over the weekend. Sam is westbound at low latitudes now for now; a break in an Atlantic high pressure ridge ought to allow the storm a northward alley next week. As the timing and depth of this curve is not certain, those with interests anywhere from the Caribbean islands to Bermuda to the eastern United States and Canada are right to watch Sam closely. Subtropical Storm Teresa formed north of Bermuda late Friday afternoon. This system won’t play a role in our weather and should fade by early next week. Your First Alert Weather Team certainly will!

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