First Alert Forecast: windy, wintry and unsettled start to work week

First Alert Forecast: windy, wintry and unsettled start to work week
The latest from your First Alert Weather Team. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Good Sunday! We hope you have been staying warm and dry through this wet weekend! It has no doubt been messy and soggy across the area and the chilly rain will continue through early next week. Give yourself some extra time for your morning commute come Monday and Tuesday as rainfall and chilly temperatures may lead to some light wintry precipitation in the mornings. Please continue to stay up to date with your First Alert Weather Team. Please notice the following in your planning forecast:

1. HEAVY RAIN... Between Sunday night and Tuesday, one to two and locally higher amounts of drenching, soaking rain is likely. Please exercise caution amid slick and / or ponded roadways.

2. ICE AND SNOW... Wintry precipitation may mix with rain across the Lower Cape Fear Region, but with little to no accumulation. Please monitor the forecast in case of changes and use extreme caution if you need to travel north or west across the state.

3. WINDS AND TIDES... Onshore winds will regularly gust in the 20s and 30s mph Sunday. Winds will shift offshore but still at stout speeds Monday and Tuesday. Please secure loose items, including Christmas inflatables, and be vigilant for minor to moderate high tidal flooding. A Wind Advisory will be in effect along the immediate coastline through 6 p.m. Sunday as blustery northeast winds may gust up to 45 mph.

4. TEMPERATURES... Expect daily highs in the 40s and 50s and overnight lows mainly 30s across the Lower Cape Fear Region through early next week. The colder surface temperatures get, the higher chances of frozen precipitation..

5. TAILOR YOUR FORECAST... The planning forecast you see here reflects values for WECT Weather App’s Wilmington zone. Tap into your app from a far inland or beach zone to see a more tailored forecast for you!

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