WEATHER: Unsettled Sunday, coastal storm for Election Day - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

WEATHER: Unsettled Sunday, coastal storm for Election Day

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A warm front will surge through the area early Sunday and allow afternoon highs to soar into the low 70's.  By afternoon a cool front will approach from the west bringing with it isolated to scattered showers and maybe even a few thunderstorms with gusty winds.    Sunday night will be partly cloudy and cool with lows in the upper 40's.   Monday will be mostly cloudy and unsettled.  A few isolated light showers will be possible with highs in the upper 50's behind the front.

As the front stalls offshore Monday night,  a coastal low will begin to form off the coast of north Florida and slide east-northeast.  The low will pick up a lot of strength as it moves northward and will bring ugly weather to southeast North Carolina on Election Day Tuesday.  Look for: periods of heavy rain, gusty northeast winds, and a chilly high in the mid 50's.  Rainfall totals will be heavier near the coast and lighter around I-95.   Unfortunately this storm will get much stronger as it moves towards the northeast U.S. Wednesday and Thursday.   

Sunday 72/47   Monday 59/41    Tuesday 55/40

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