First Alert Forecast: Rain chances to make dent in drought

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. night on June 9, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Sunday to you! Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast where, heading into the week ahead, the narrative remains: a sluggish low pressure system will direct deep tropical moisture to support daily shower and storm chances across the Cape Fear Region. Expect Monday temperatures to peak in the seasonal mid 80s and overnight lows to dip to the seasonable warm lower 70s.

If you have outdoor plans...

1) Use your WECT Weather App’s hour-by-hour forecast section to gauge rain odds for your particular hour of interest.

2) While you’re there, track any existing showers with the app’s interactive radar.

3) Have a back-up plan just in case a storm chases you inside.

How much rain? Widespread five to seven-day rainfall tallies of two to five inches appear probable and local five-plus-inch amounts appear possible. Considering Wilmington carries a year-to-date rainfall deficit of more than seven inches, this will be a drought-denting period for sure!

In the Tropics: no tropical storms are forecasted to form in the next 2-5 days.

Be sure to use your WECT Weather app to scope the forecast out to the next ten days for your backyard!

Enjoy your work week!

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