First Alert Forecast: summery air staying strong after Labor Day

Your First Alert Forecast from Tue. Evening, Sep. 6, 2022
Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 4:04 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2022 at 12:29 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you late on this Tuesday! Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast. As sticky summer air lingers across the Cape Fear Region, daily shower and storm odds will be modest, but shrink lower by Thursday, and hold in the low to medium realm for the weekend. The western Carolinas, by comparison, will likely hang on to heavier and more consistent rain.

Through the weekend, afternoon temperatures will regularly crest deep in the 80s and a few lower 90s are locally plausible. Nighttime readings ought to stay near or north of 70 for most of the period, though a brief puff of cooler 60s appears possible for Thursday night.

Wednesday will feature a moderate rip current risk in most Cape Fear surf zones; such activity may spike as swells from distant Earl reach the Carolina Coast in the coming days. Earl, and its older Atlantic tropical cousin Danielle, remain nonthreatening in any direct sense.

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