WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A weak high pressure system will build across southeast North Carolina, bringing slightly cooler temperatures and lower rain chances. By mid-week, the warm, tropical air mass returns and the mercury in the thermometer will rise once again into the mid 90s.
MONDAY: Northeasterly winds will keep temperatures below climatological average. Highs will range from the mid to upper 80s, while low temperatures will be near 70. Conditions will be drier compared to the weekend, but there is a very small chance for afternoon thunderstorms with partly cloudy skies.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and mostly dry conditions will persist for much of the day. Highs will be in the upper 80s with lows in the low 70s. The tropical air mass will begin to make a comeback late in the evening on Tuesday and it will begin to feel a lot more humid and warm by Wednesday morning.
EXTENDED FORECAST: The typical summer pattern will make a return with the Bermuda high pressure ridge taking charge. Look for highs in the low to mid 90s each day and lows in the low to mid 70s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and early evening hours. Rain chances are about 30%-40% each day.
TROPICS: There are no areas of disturbance in the tropical Atlantic at this time.
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