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First Alert Forecast: Clouds increasing along with shower chances

An upper level low pressure system will bring just enough moisture for some chances for light showers Wednesday night and Thursday. Temperatures will be a little below normal through the weekend. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FORECAST: Skies will become overcast with a 20% chance of light showers.  Overnight lows will be in the upper 50's and low 60's.

THURSDAY FORECAST: A shield of mostly light rain will pass near southeast North Carolina on Thursday.  Southern counties will likely have a higher shower chance than counties north of Wilmington.  On average we will put the shower chance at 30% with mostly cloudy skies expected.  Any rainfall totals will be light with afternoon highs in the mid 70's thanks to a northeast breeze at around 10mph.  Thursday night will feature decreasing clouds with lows in the upper 50's. 

FRIDAY FORECAST: Look for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 70's.  Friday evening will be great for football with mostly clear skies and kickoff temperatures in the upper 60's.  Overnight lows will be in the upper 50's. 

WEEKEND FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: A storm system should develop east of Hatteras, but at present the models show it too far east of southeastern North Carolina to bring significant impacts. So, we'll keep a mostly dry forecast in-place with daily highs in the upper 70's.  Along the coast we'll probably see more cloud cover and a small shower chance.  It might be rather rough offshore for boaters and fisherman. 

TROPICAL AREAS OF INTEREST: The final week of September is a traditionally active week for tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin. However, no tropical storms are expected to develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, or Caribbean Sea in the next 3 to 5 days. 

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

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