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First Alert Forecast: pop-up storms possible Thursday, closely monitoring the tropics

Here on September 20 (still the heart of the hurricane season), three notable systems are operating in the Atlantic. Maria remains the strongest by far. The Category 4 storm will last Puerto Rico and its surrounding region Wednesday. (Source: WECT) Here on September 20 (still the heart of the hurricane season), three notable systems are operating in the Atlantic. Maria remains the strongest by far. The Category 4 storm will last Puerto Rico and its surrounding region Wednesday. (Source: WECT)
Summer will hold on to the very end Thursday. Expect an isolated coverage of storms in the afternoon before tapering off Friday. (Source: WECT) Summer will hold on to the very end Thursday. Expect an isolated coverage of storms in the afternoon before tapering off Friday. (Source: WECT)
The latest forecast track on Hurricane Maria has slightly shifted east but still too close for comfort. We will continue to watch closely. (Source: WECT) The latest forecast track on Hurricane Maria has slightly shifted east but still too close for comfort. We will continue to watch closely. (Source: WECT)
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A high pressure system will bring warm weather and low to medium rain chances to the Cape Fear Region through the weekend. Tropical systems Jose and Maria will act as wave generators for most of the period. Fall officially arrives at 4:02 p.m. Friday.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DETAILS: For the rest of the afternoon, expect partly sunny skies and a small chance for an isolated shower or storm.  he rip current risk is moderate and there is a chance for minor tidal flooding. Thanks for exercising caution!Low temperatures are projected to be around 70 degrees with light westerly breezes.

THURSDAY FORECAST DETAILS:  Expect partly skies and high temperatures reaching the middle and upper 80s. Rain chances will peak to around 20-30% in the afternoon. A lingering stray shower or thundershower is possible throughout the evening and overnight hours otherwise expect partly cloudy skies and low temperatures hovering around 70s degrees.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: From Friday through Wednesday, enjoy daily highs in the 80s and nighttime temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Shower and storm chances stay at a minimum, so not much more than a few stray showers and thundershowers. Caution: heavy surf and rip current risks may continue. Fall officially arrives at 4:02 p.m. Friday.

TROPICS: Your First Alert Weather Team continue to monitor tropical systems Jose and Maria. For details, CLICK HERE. September is the statistical peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season, so it makes sense for your family to have a ready-to-do storm plan. For details, CLICK HERE.

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