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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wilmington, Wilmington International Airport (KILM)

Lat: 34.27°NLon: 77.9°WElev: 33ft.

Overcast

80°F

27°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 30 Aug 3:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Topsail Beach NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Topsail Beach NC
 34.42°N 77.64°W (Elev. 30 ft)
3:29 pm EDT Aug 30, 2015
4pm EDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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