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  First Alert Forecast: watching Sally and Teddy closely

Stay weather-aware as the remnants of Hurricane Sally remain on-track to plod across the Carolinas Thursday through Saturday.

  First Alert Forecast: sweet holiday weather, tropical trouble spots

  First Alert Forecast: big heat to start September, watching tropics too

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave, watching remnants of Laura

  First Alert Forecast: Laura to affect Cape Fear Region in many indirect ways

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Laura and “future Marco”... are they threats?

  First Alert Forecast: tropics come alive as storm chances linger to close the week

Continued Coverage

Federal declaration means help to N.C. counties for storms

CSU forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: active

  Understanding lightning and its impacts during a storm

Cluster of white sharks ping off coast of Carolinas

2.3 Magnitude earthquake occurs near Kershaw

  'We just held hands’: Students recount moments EF1 tornado tore through Loris H.S. parking lot

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon.

  DRONE VIDEO: EF-2 tornado destroys parts of Kershaw County high school

As severe weather swept through the Midlands on Saturday night, one school in Kershaw County was hit directly.

Cape Fear’s top 5 weather events of 2019

2019 delivered plenty of weather action to the Cape Fear Region.

Bladen Co. added to Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Bladen and Chowan counties have been added to the list of North Carolina counties eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.

  Very destructive 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine filled days ahead, perfect for holiday travel

  First Alert Forecast: Showers overnight, Sunny days ahead

9 great white sharks suddenly show up near the Carolinas

Rare meteor shower on tap for late Thursday night

  Island Helping Island: Area fire departments aiding recovery efforts in the Bahamas

  First Alert Forecast: rain wraps up Tuesday night, sunny and seasonable midweek

A speedy low pressure wave will pool moisture for widespread clouds, scattered showers, and isolated thundershowers across the Cape Fear Region this Election Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: warm and wet pattern likely to close October

A front will bring balmy breezes and shower chances for many of October's final days.

  First Alert Forecast: dryness holds Thursday, rain chances gel soon after

Temperatures this afternoon are mainly in the lower to middle 70s, with plenty more in store in the days ahead.

  Fall Foliage: Recent warmth may delay color changes in North Carolina

In September, Wilmington’s daytime and nighttime temperatures were about four degrees warmer than average for the month.

  First Alert Forecast: cooler and cloudy with clearing ahead

A cold front is poised to move through Tuesday and ample cloud coverage will result in cooler temperatures across the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: rain and storm chances to start the week

Another cold front is poised to move through sometime Tuesday, with higher chances for showers and storms advertised as its opening act.

  First Alert Forecast: cooler air so close, yet so far...

In this period: two cold fronts will bring small spikes in rain chances and appreciable shots of cooler, more seasonable air.

  First Alert Forecast: October opens summery, cooler days ahead

Early October features average high temperatures near 80 degrees but a strong high pressure ridge will continue to bring readings well above that baseline: mainly upper 80s Tuesday, near 90 Wednesday, and lower 90s Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: showery Labor Day, Dorian impacts mid to late week

Across the Cape Fear Region today, non-Dorian-related showers and storms will dot the radar map and, occasionally, they may chase you inside. And in the surf, an enhanced rip current risk should keep you from being as bold as usual.

  NOAA revises numbers up for remainder of 2019 hurricane season

Experts at NOAA have released their revised forecast for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

  Astronaut reflects on 29 years of Hubble imagery and discovery

For almost three decades the Hubble telescope has been our window to the vast depths of space.

Hurricane categories - why they’re useful and where they fall short

Since the 1950s, meteorologists have categorized hurricane intensity with the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The scale has utility, but it also has many shortcomings.

This week in Wilmington weather: a roller coaster of temperatures

Little did we know at that time, we’d see the first 80 degree reading of 2019.

  Heads up: Viewing conditions for Sunday’s lunar eclipse

The concern in the Lower Cape Fear Regions is whether Sunday’s clouds will clear out in time for viewing of this lunar spectacular.

Wilmington hits 100 inches of rain in 2018: perspective on this epic record

Wilmington has officially done it! Wilmington International Airport recorded 100 inches of rain for the calendar year of 2018.

Warm temps delaying appearance of fall colors

In 2018, the process has been later than usual. This is due, in large part, to warmer than average temperatures