First Alert Forecast: one storm reluctantly loosens its grip, another storm looms for late in the week

First Alert Forecast: one storm reluctantly loosens its grip, another storm looms for late in the week
The latest from your First Alert Weather Team... (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi on a Monday! We hope you made the most of your weekend despite the dampness and dreariness. Wilmington's epic march toward 100 inches of annual rainfall continued: 1.8" officially fell between Saturday and Sunday bringing the 2018 tally to 97.7". And more rain is to come! ...as the weekend storm levies leftover early week rain chances and yet another juicy storm system appears likely to charge through the Cape Fear Region this coming Friday and Saturday. We've been busy crafting your extended forecast here in the First Alert Forecast Center so please check it out and pay special attention to these key points:

- Cold and raw Monday and Monday night... Patchy light, drizzly rain will add another few hundredths or tenths of an inch of rain to our already soggy situation. Don’t be shocked if a few non-accumulating snowflakes or sleet pellets mix in, either. Bundle up for temperatures no higher than the 40s and wind chill values no higher than the 30s.

- Another dose of drenching rain looms... Showers will likely deliver another inch or more of rain to the Cape Fear Region Friday into Saturday. Thunderstorms featuring enhanced rainfall rates and gusty winds also appear possible with this setup. Exact details and timing will soon be honed but, for now, plan to stay alert in this period.

- Tailor your forecast... The planning forecast you see on your screen reflects values you’ll see for WECT Weather App’s Wilmington zone. Tap into your app from a far inland or beach zone to see more tailored numbers for you!

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