First Alert Forecast: faint buzz in the Gulf of Mexico on doorstep of Atlantic Hurricane Season

Published: May. 31, 2023 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2023 at 8:21 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with a variably cloudy Wednesday evening and Thursday across the Cape Fear Region. Northeast breezes will continue to deliver enough ocean moisture for the risk of a passing shower or thundershower, too, but the vast majority of times and places ought to stay dry. Temperatures will warm to highs mainly in the upper 70s and lower to locally middle 80s once again, which is near or perhaps a tick or two below average. And in the 70-degree surf: note a low to moderate rip current risk. There will be little change in the day to day forecast through the weekend. Daily highs will remain in the upper 70s and lower 80s under variably cloudy skies. Occasional passing showers or storms remain possible. Lows will mainly drop into the seasonable 60s.

Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts Thursday, June 1. New storm formation is not likely in the Atlantic Basin on this inaugural day of the season; there is a small chance for development over or near Florida by this weekend. The old saying “it’s a marathon, not a sprint” applies well to Atlantic Hurricane Season - it runs all the way through November! Watch “Staying Ahead of the Storm” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, on WECT News to help get you ready for the long season ahead!

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