First Alert Forecast: humid & summery weekend to end with total lunar eclipse

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. evening, May 15, 2022
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 2:15 AM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you! We are in for a treat this evening! Earth’s shadow will eclipse the full moon for more than five hours this Sunday night; the event will begin very subtly at 9:32 p.m.; you’ll likely notice a more significant gray or red tint to the moon in the 10 o’clock hour. Eclipse totality will be achieved in the 11 o’clock hour and stay until nearly 1 a.m. - peaking at 12:11. The event will end completely at 2:50 a.m. Monday.

Amid continued sticky humidity levels, expect temperatures to trend summery with highs deep in the 80s for most locations Monday and a shot or two at the 90s later this week. A cold front will push through the area Monday night, enhancing shower and thunderstorm risk. While the severe threat is low, make sure you have your WECT Weather App to stay informed! Rain chances after the front will become slim through late week.

With an elevated risk of rip currents, please stay safe in the 70-degree surf Monday! With the aforementioned full moon, minor to moderate tidal flooding will be another likely saltwater hazard. Your WECT Weather App also has all the latest wave and coastal flood bulletins that might be pertinent to your location!

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