First Alert Forecast: crunch time for a cold front!
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you late on this Thursday. In a given year, Wilmington will ping temperatures of 90 or higher an average of 46 times. Coincidentally, Thursday marked the 46th time we reached that number this year. But, behind an impressive cold front, a more pleasant pattern of daily highs in the 80s and nightly lows near or below 70 are likely to develop for Friday and the weekend.
In the transition, shower and storm chances will grow to the 50 to 60% range Thursday night into Friday, and then quickly shrink to 10% or less levels over the weekend. After a beneficially wet July, much of the Cape Fear Region has quietly amassed an August rainfall deficit of over two inches in the first ten days of the young month. Hopefully your garden can grab some rain before the gorgeous weekend!
The Atlantic Basin has not sponsored a new tropical storm in six weeks and it appears it’s in no hurry to. Disturbance “Invest 97-L” has fostered only disorganized thunderstorms since its inception earlier this week. Good news! But remember: Atlantic Hurricane Season has yet to reach its statistical peaks and, as always, wect.com/hurricane is comprehensive, Cape Fear focused, and there to help you stay sharp!
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