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First Alert Forecast: lots of sunshine and warmth ahead

As expected, the Cape Fear Region received a widespread 2 to 5 and locally 8 inches of rain between Sunday and Tuesday. Wilmington recorded more than 4 inches of rain - enough to turn the city's 2017 rain deficit into a surplus. (Source: WECT) As expected, the Cape Fear Region received a widespread 2 to 5 and locally 8 inches of rain between Sunday and Tuesday. Wilmington recorded more than 4 inches of rain - enough to turn the city's 2017 rain deficit into a surplus. (Source: WECT)
Your very warm and dry weather map for Thursday. (Source: WECT) Your very warm and dry weather map for Thursday. (Source: WECT)
Your 24 hour forecast. (Source: WECT) Your 24 hour forecast. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officially at Wilmington: 4.22” of rain fell between Sunday and Tuesday and the temperature had not’t reached the 80s since Saturday until today. But! ...brighter and warmer weather is close-at-hand as a high-pressure system builds across the Carolinas.

WEDNESDAY EVENING FORECAST DETAILS: Expect fair and mostly clear skies, with light southerly breezes and temperatures falling through the 70s during the evening. Overnight lows should bottom out in the mid-60s before daybreak Thursday. Isolated fog could develop in some areas

LONG-RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: From Thursday through the weekend, expect fair skies and mainly mid to upper 80s for daytime highs. Feeling a little like summer! The chance for a shower or thundershower will range from near 0% Thursday to 10 to 20% Friday and the weekend. 

NEXT WEEK: A system will arrive late Monday or Tuesday with our next decent chance of showers or storms. Highs will soar into the lower 80s Monday but fall back to the upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday is trending mainly sunny. 

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