WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Rain, set off by an upper level disturbance riding over the area Thursday, will bring precipitation totals in area rain gauges up to 0.5" or more.
While a thunderstorm can't be ruled out, particularly Thursday afternoon, most of the shower activity comes in the form of light to moderate showers.
The highest totals will be in two swaths: inland just west of the I-95 corridor and right along Highway 17. That doesn't mean we won't see showers in central Columbus and Pender counties, but the rainfall totals are likely to run a half inch higher in the before mentioned areas. Temperatures will struggle into the mid 50s.
Friday, we will see perhaps a few peeks of sun helping to advance temperatures into the low 60s, but this is not a trend forming. In fact, most of the major weather forecast models develop a low pressure center at the tail end of this Atlantic trough bringing widespread showers to coastal locations throughout the last half of Saturday into Sunday.
Showers may again linger under chilly conditions into early next week.