First Alert Forecast: fair skies through this evening, unsettled times soon

Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 4:04 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2023 at 9:16 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with fair skies, light breezes, still reasonable humidity levels, and low temperatures in the lower and middle 60s Wednesday night.

Offshore low pressure will soon share rain chances with the Cape Fear Region, including 20% for Thursday, 70% for Friday, 60% for Saturday, and 20% for Sunday. Downpours, thunder, gusty winds, heavy surf, rough seas, and waterspouts may accompany this system, largely hinging on whether, and then to what extent, this low pressure develops subtropically. Rough Trust your First Alert Weather Team to add more definition in the coming days!

As it is, distant Hurricane Nigel ought to enhance surf and rip current activity to Cape Fear beaches - especially ones that face east - late this week into part of this weekend. Nigel itself it likely to turn extratropical and bring gusty rain to Icelandic waters over the weekend. Elsewhere on the tropical weather front: tropical storm formation remains likely between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Caribbean islands by next week.

Stay vigilant and prepared as you navigate the heart of Hurricane Season:

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