First Alert Forecast: off & on showers continue into early this week

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. morning, Sept. 11, 2022
Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 2:00 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2022 at 9:26 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Sunday to you! Wilmington netted 1.27 inches of rainfall Saturday with other tallies across the Cape Fear Region varying between 0.1 to 3 inches. A much-needed break for the sprinklers! Shower and thundershower chances will continue to spike at times into Sunday and will continue to do so into part of next week as a plume of tropical moisture angles toward the Carolina Coast. A sharp cutoff between downpours and dry time may develop as this plume wiggles its way in, so please check in regularly with your First Alert Weather Team for posts and updates based on the latest available high-resolution data. For those of you heading to the beaches, stay safe in the surf amid a moderate rip current risk.

Elevated humidity levels, tight daily temperature ranges in the 70s and 80s, and thankfully no direct, definable tropical storm or hurricane threats complete your extended forecast. Expect a gradual drying trend from now through midweek. Catch more details in your seven-day planner right here:

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Hurricane Earl has officially transitioned into an extratropical low as of Saturday night as it barrels off into the North Atlantic. Off the western coast of Africa, a tropical wave has low odds of developing into a tropical storm in the next five days. Fiona is the next name on the list. Remember, September is the most active month of the Atlantic Hurricane Season: is here to help you stay sharp and prepared.