First Alert Forecast: tropics tranquil as Andrew anniversary nears

Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 4:26 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2022 at 8:27 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you late on this Tuesday. Your First Alert Forecast features no definable tropical storm threats as a several Atlantic disturbances struggles to consolidate amid stable air.

Will 2022′s Atlantic Hurricane Season stay tame? 30 years ago Tuesday, the first and one of the only Atlantic hurricanes of 1992 made its final, fateful turn toward South Florida. On August 24, 1992, infamous Hurricane Andrew became one of just four Category 5 hurricanes to ever strike the continental United States. Until quite late in its evolution, Andrew had followed a path very similar to that of many devastating Carolina hurricanes. For a look back on Andrew, and the weather pattern that ultimately saved the Carolinas from its wrath, check out the latest episode of Shootin’ the Breeze at And remember: has you covered when it comes to to tracking the tropics and preparedness here at home.

For Wednesday we will see variably cloudy skies with isolated shower and storm chances, mainly later in the day. Any steamy sun intervals will work to swell temperatures from the 70s to the 80s but probably not the 90s. Surf ought to remain in the lower 80s and breakers near one to two feet will harbor a low to moderate rip current risk. In the days ahead shower and thunderstorm chances will climb but washouts are not anticipated though the weekend and early next week.

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