First Alert Forecast: watching T.S. Ian, temps rebuild at home

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. evening, Sept. 25, 2022
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 2:30 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Sunday! As we start the new week highs will soar deep into the 80s Monday with higher humidity expected. Temperatures will trend down for the rest of the week and tropical moisture from Ian will raise rain chances late in the week.

Ocean water temperatures ought to remain in the enticing lower 80s, despite the cold front, for the next few days. Swells are diminishing now that Hurricane Fiona is out of the picture. However, look for Coast Flood Advisories near high tide thanks to a new moon.

Tropical Storm Ian formed out of Tropical Depression Nine in the Caribbean Sea late Friday night. The most likely scenario for Ian: it intensifies as it tracks over or near Florida next week. Impacts for the Carolinas are likely late next week as a track west of our area now appears more probable. Specifics are still hard to pin, though the chance for heavy rain and gusty winds has risen considerably.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine has weakened amid harsh upper-level winds a few hundred miles southwest of the Canary Islands. Farther east, Tropical Storm Gaston has weakened near the Azores and is expected to become a depression early this week.

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