First Alert Forecast: distant Ian to bring impacts late this week

Your First Alert Forecast from Mon. evening, Sept. 26, 2022
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 3:38 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you late on this Monday. Your First Alert Forecast features another cool down across Cape Fear Region following a Monday with sun-fueled high temperatures deep into the 80s & 90s. A front will orchestrate a slight downturn in temperatures through Tuesday and Wednesday - and you might notice another drop in humidity by then, too. Though showers are unlikely in this particular transition, more substantial rain chances are certainly on the horizon courtesy a tropical system: Ian.

Ian itself is on-track to become a strong hurricane as it swirls from the Caribbean Sea into the eastern Gulf of Mexico early this week. While the core of Ian is ultimately likely to track through Florida and Georgia - west of the Cape Fear Region - you should be aware for unsettled weather on the periphery of the system by Friday and possibly into part of the weekend. Potential impacts include batches of locally heavy showers, localized poor-drainage flooding, isolated gusty storms with stray spin-up tornadoes, and heavy surf and rip currents.

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