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First Alert Forecast: tropical humidity to sponsor sustained rain chances

Your local composite forecast model for Wednesday afternoon continues to feature variable clouds, isolated or scattered showers and thundershowers, and temperatures in the 70s and 80s amid tropically humid southerly breezes. (Source: WECT) Your local composite forecast model for Wednesday afternoon continues to feature variable clouds, isolated or scattered showers and thundershowers, and temperatures in the 70s and 80s amid tropically humid southerly breezes. (Source: WECT)
Rain has been scarce at Wilmington (probably your garden, too!) over the past three weeks. Officially, only 0.9 inches fell between April 25 and May 15, but at least two or three times that is likely in the next week! (Source: WECT) Rain has been scarce at Wilmington (probably your garden, too!) over the past three weeks. Officially, only 0.9 inches fell between April 25 and May 15, but at least two or three times that is likely in the next week! (Source: WECT)
Your humid and unsettled First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast... (Source: WECT) Your humid and unsettled First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast... (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A low pressure system will swirl tropical moisture into the Carolinas for the next several days. Wilmington has received less than an inch of rain in the last 21 days but this new humid and showery weather pattern should break the relative dry spell. Your forecast for...

WEDNESDAY: Expect clouds and limited sun intervals. A shower, downpour, or thundershower could pop out of the humid air at just about any place and any time. Temperatures ought to crest in the upper 70s and lower 80s amid balmy southerly winds of mainly 5 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND: 24-hour wash-outs are unlikely but mostly cloudy skies are likely to deliver intermittent rain and thunder. Multi-day rain tallies of 2, 3, or 4 inches are possible. Expect stifling humidity but moderate temperatures - 70s and 80s - through the period.

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