First Alert Forecast: rain chances ramp up Wednesday, Dorian’s main impacts Thursday and Thursday night

Your First Alert forecast for Tuesday evening Sep. 3, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Tuesday evening to you! Expect increasing clouds overnight with muggy lows in the 70s and a slight shower chance. The weather could begin to go downhill late Wednesday as Dorian draws closer to the region. Hurricane, Tropical Storm, and Storm Surge Warnings are now in effect. Clouds will increase with some thunderstorms possible for later Wednesday and Wednesday night. Dorian’s main impacts will be Thursday and Thursday night. Look for clearing skies and leftover windy conditions Friday on the back side of the storm. All signs point to an improving weather picture this weekend. For a full update on the storm and its potential track, impacts, and timing, please visit: And don’t forget the comprehensive hurricane preparedness resources we offer at and on your free WECT Weather App.

A Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning have been issued from Surf City south in coastal portions of South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is also in effect until further notice for inland areas including Bladen and Columbus counties.

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