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First Alert Forecast: unsettled weather continues into Sunday, drier days return soon

Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 3:52 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2021 at 8:10 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Saturday evening to you! Your First Alert Forecast remains unsettled as a complex low pressure system gyrates near the Crystal Coast or Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center may elect to classify this system as a tropical or subtropical depression or storm but, regardless of labels, your forecast is the same for the Cape Fear Region.

For the rest of tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered gusty showers and a few embedded thundershowers. Rain cells may move erratically or inconsistently as said low pressure system attempts to organize. Lows will only dip into the middle and upper 60s amid breezy northerly winds. And in the 77-degree surf: two to four-foot breakers will harbor a moderate rip current risk and minor high-tidal flooding is possible.

In your First Alert Forecast for the longer-range: rain chances will lessen between Sunday and early next week as the aforementioned low pressure system yields to a more stable high. For many days, temperatures are likely to be well above the seasonal average benchmarks of upper 70s / upper 50s for highs / lows, though a significant cold front appears possible after next weekend.

Catch your seven-day planning forecast for Wilmington right here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.

Remember: you can customize your location and extend your outlook to a full ten days anytime you like with your WECT Weather App.

Please stay vigilant and prepared for any hazards the tail-end of Atlantic Hurricane Season might bring: wect.com/hurricane.

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