First Alert Forecast: unseasonable heat continues with relief in sight, eyeing possible tropical development
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you late this Sunday! The unseasonable warmth continues after hitting 84 degrees today, beating the record of 83 set back in 2003. Expect warm 80s for highs and muggy lows near 60 Monday before much cooler air arrives into midweek.
Patchy drizzle or light rain is possible through Monday, but most times and places should stay dry. Later this week, though, daily odds for breezy showers will grow as a trough of low pressure sharpens off the Florida, Georgia, and Carolina coasts. This system, known officially as “Invest 98-L” located just north of Puerto Rico, now has a high chance of acquiring tropical or subtropical characteristics.
As this disturbance develops, there is an increasing risk of heavy rain, rough surf, coastal flooding and beach erosion to portions of the Bahamas and Florida into early this week. For us at home, it is too soon to nail down specifics on what to expect with the system’s location, intensity, and speed; though, expect beneficial rain tallies from showers and storms later this week.
As active as it may be right now, the Atlantic Hurricane Season is winding down but your First Alert Weather Team will continue to keep tabs on the Atlantic basin. wect.com/hurricane is a great resource for you to stay in the know.
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