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First Alert Forecast: Scattered storms to wind down

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Scattered thunderstorms will wind down tonight, rain chances will continue to trend down into the weekend.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Scattered storms may persist in spots. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies, variable winds, and lows mainly in the upper 60s and lower 70s late at night. 

FRIDAY: A front settles just to our south, but close enough that our southern counties could still see isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Otherwise it will be partly sunny and not as hot with highs in the mid 80's as we see more of a northerly component to the wind.  Humidity levels will drop some. 

WEEKEND FORECAST: A weak cool front drifts further south as a high builds over the mid Atlantic.  Look for mostly to partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80's and lows in the mid to upper 60's.  Rain chance is 20% Saturday, mainly south of Wilmington and 10% on Sunday.  Overall a very good forecast. 

NEXT WEEK: The classic summer pattern!  Each day will be partly sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the upper 80's to near 90.  Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will develop each day.  Rain chance is 20%-30% each day.  Lows will mostly be in the low 70's. 

TROPICS: A system in the Bay of Campeche may slowly organize in the days ahead and become a tropical depression.  This system would not be a threat to the U.S. if it does develop. 

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