the surf is home to dangers on an otherwise beautiful fall weekend
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A high pressure cell will bring beautiful dry skies and seasonal temperatures to the Cape Fear area this weekend. Be careful though if you go to the beach: waves at 77 degrees may seem welcoming, but the distant Hurricane Sam adds potentially dangerous energy to the waves: expect breaking waves of two to four feet with localized sets of five feet. and one at a high risk of reverse currents.
Hurricane Sam itself circled Bermuda on Friday night and is set to turn into a terrible cold storm over cold latitudes of the North Atlantic next week. In the eastern tropical Atlantic, meanwhile, Victor remains likely to follow a non-threatening open water course. As the Atlantic hurricane season tends to only set in slowly in October, it is advisable to stay alert and prepared: wect.com/hurricane.
View your seven-day planning forecast for the first alert for Wilmington, which includes a return of rain chances, here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.
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