Copy-First Alert Forecast: quick rain system moving in...

Copy-First Alert Forecast: quick rain system moving in...
A rain system will bring the Cape Fear Region its highest coverage of showers late Tuesday into Tuesday night. (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features mostly cool temperatures right into "Spring Forward" weekend. (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features mostly cool temperatures right into "Spring Forward" weekend. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A storm system will bring a rain chance as it streaks through the eastern Carolinas Tuesday and Tuesday night. A chilly and dry zone of high pressure will ooze in from the north Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before another storm system and associated rain chance likely visits for the weekend.

TUESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect thickening clouds. Rain chances will have grown from the 10 to 30% range early to the 50 to 70% range by the evening. Rain amounts of 0.1 to 0.5 inches are likely; a stray rumble of thunder is possible. Also expect light south breezes and highs mainly in the lower to mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Variable clouds will deliver a 10 to 30% leftover shower chance. Brisk northwest winds could gust in the aggressive 20s and 30s mph and, amid that cool air flow, temperatures will have to fight their way from the upper 40s early to the lower 60s late.

LATE-WEEK FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Expect mostly clear skies and 0% rain chances for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will grow to highs mainly in the 50s each day but nights are likely to feature deep-down 30s. At this time, Friday morning appears a more likely than Thursday morning to have frost / freeze issues.

WEEKEND FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Rain chances are likely to re-grow to 20-30% Saturday, 40% Saturday night, and 50% Sunday. Daytime temperatures should swell to the 60s in this time, too. Don't forget to "spring forward" one hour Saturday night as Daylight Saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m.!

NORTH CAROLINA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK: During the week of March 4-10, your First Alert Weather Team, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, will share important information designed to highlight risk and keep you alert and prepared when severe weather strikes. A state-wide tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:40 a.m. You can read more about the dangers of severe weather and how you can stay one step ahead of dangerous weather by clicking HERE.

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