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WEATHER: Severe weather chances

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the day as a powerful low pressure center drives a warm front, then a cold front across the region.  The Storm Prediction Center has us under the slight chance of severe weather.

The Breakdown:

7:00 am: Light showers with coverage increasing as the high pressure wedge that caused the cooler temperatures starts to break down.

Noon: Light to moderate rain showers will transition into more convective type thunderstorms.  While severe weather in the middle of the day isn't likely, some heavier downpours are.

4:00 pm: We will have a couple hour window where the warm front will push north of the area and drier cooler air in the middle levels of the atmosphere will move in.  This – provided we have enough heating before dusk, and sufficient destabilization – will be the opening for strong to severe thunderstorms throughout the afternoon.  The biggest threat with any thunderstorms will be strong straight line winds, but isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out due to the fact that winds are veering aloft..

7:00 pm: Clearer conditions will move in, but temperatures will stay relatively warms throughout the evening.

Wednesday while we will be in the 60s will be the warmest out of the remaining days this week - as cooler air slowly filters through the Carolinas.

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