First Alert Forecast: distant Sam to send swell, slight cooldown ahead

Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 1:50 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 8:12 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Thankfully, Major Atlantic Hurricane Sam will not directly visit the Cape Fear Region, but episodes of enhanced swell, surf, and rip currents are probable in the early days of October. So, please be alert for updates and specifics from your First Alert Weather Team. Meanwhile, surf conditions for this final Wednesday of September include relatively mild one to three-foot breakers, a low to moderate risk of rip currents, and water temperatures near 77. Tropical Storm Victor formed Wednesday afternoon in the eastern Atlantic. Wanda is the next name up for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season names list.

In the sky, your First Alert Forecast opens with a 10-20% chance for a shower or thundershower along a passing cold front tonight and Thursday. Behind the front we’ll maintain seasonable highs in the lower 80s though Saturday. It will remain somewhat humid so lows will only dip into the 60s. Through the weekend we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds along with a low end chance of showers.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season only slowly winds down in autumn. Stay vigilant and prepared:

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