First Alert Forecast: gorgeous last summer weekend, watching Fiona closely

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. morning, Sept. 18, 2022
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 2:00 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 6:24 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you late this Sunday! After a warmer start to day compared to yesterdays crisp upper 50s and lower 60s, higher humidity is returning to the region. Afternoon highs the next few days will linger in the slightly muggier 80s before temperatures are expected to catch a summery-feel with lower 90s in sight by midweek...see details in your full seven-day forecast here!

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In the tropics, Tropical Storm Fiona necessary commands the most attention. Fiona will strike Puerto Rico and portions of the Dominican Republic through Monday; Hurricane Warnings are now in effect for the both areas with flooding the biggest widespread danger. Early this week the storm will turning northward ahead of an approaching trough. This should keep Fiona away from the U.S. east coast. However, like Hurricane Earl recently, Fiona will bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to the Carolina coast next week. Elsewhere, a new subtropical wave in the Central Atlantic has a low chance of development over the next five days.

Your First Alert Weather Team will keep you informed! Stay ready for anything with