First Alert Forecast: Ian impacts, gorgeous weekend to kickoff October

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. evening, Oct. 2, 2022
Published: Oct. 2, 2022 at 2:00 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2022 at 6:31 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast features increasing clouds in association with a passing upper low; this system will bring a slight shower risk Sunday night. As a result, highs dip into the 60s Monday but a warming trend late will carry highs closer to 80 later in the week. For the most part, lows will be in the 50s over the next seven days.

Ian made its third and final hurricane landfall at Georgetown, South Carolina Friday afternoon. Wilmington recorded 3.84 inches of rain, a peak gust of 51 mph, and a moderate storm surge on the Downtown Cape Fear River gauge. Other noteworthy gusts included 78 mph at Oak Island and 77 mph at Federal Point. Take a peek at some of the notable peak wind gusts and rain tallies:

Check out the comfy October temperatures in your seven-day forecast:

Or, extend your outlook to ten days with your WECT Weather App. Incidentally, we hope you found the app useful in Ian!

October is the second to last month of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Stay prepared for the final run: