First Alert Forecast: timeline for tonight’s showers and storm

Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. evening, Jan. 24, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region! Scattered showers are moving through southeast North Carolina this evening. Later tonight a stronger round of thunderstorms will move through the area.

- Chances you will need the umbrella: 80% Friday evening and Friday night and then a fleeting 10% first thing Saturday.

- Rain amounts: manageable - around or less than one inch. Wilmington has only had 0.88 inches of rain since January 1 so this system will serve as a nice little soaking.

- Thunder: possible. Atmospheric instability and wind shear profiles will be marginally favorable for severe-rated thunderstorms between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Stay alert.

Next week will feature mostly seasonable highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. There will be shower chances on: Monday, Thursday, and next Friday.

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