First Alert Forecast: Increasing rain chances, watching Chantal - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Forecast: Increasing rain chances, watching Chantal

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A weak summer cold front will approach southeastern NC late in the week and stay for the weekend. The front is enough to bring rain chances - but moisture from Chantal or its remnants may increase those chances.

WEDNESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect partly sunny skies, a 20 to 30% chance for a shower or storm, light southwest breezes, and humid conditions with highs mainly in the upper 80s.

LATE WEEK AND WEEKEND FORECAST DETAILS: Chances for showers and thunderstorms will grow to near 40% Thursday and remain at an elevated 40 to 60% for Friday and the weekend. Expect daily highs in the 80s.


RIVER FLOODING UPDATE: A period of minor flooding is likely for most rivers early this week. Dry weather is helping with the swollen flows. For example, the Northeast Cape Fear River at Burgaw will likely fall below 11 feet Wednesday and then below its 10-foot flood stage by late Wednesday or Thursday.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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