First Alert Forecast: one more day of heavy rain and storms. . .better by holiday weekend

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for SE NC until 8 p.m. Thursday

Your First Alert Forecast for Wednesday evening May 20, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Wednesday evening to you! And WHEW!!! Please stay alert as a stormy pattern continues across the Cape Fear Region. Your First Alert Forecast for the rest of Wednesday and Thursday features...

- numerous showers and downpours will soak gardens with multiple inches of rain.

- spotty poor-drainage flooding is likely and main-stem river flooding will become possible.

- a stray strong or even severe storm may enter the mix.

- cool and clammy east breezes will flow around 10 mph and higher gusts are possible.

- temperatures to remain mired in the 60s and 70s.

On Friday the low finally pulls away and rain chances will gradually drop off along with a return to highs in the lower 80s. By the weekend, a ridge of high pressure is likely to have muscled-out this rainy Carolina low. And the scheme for Memorial Day, for example, is nice: sun, a relatively low 20% chance for a storm, and highs in the warmer upper 70s and lower 80s.

Catch the details on all this and more in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. Or, tap into a full ten-day outlook for any location you choose on your WECT Weather App!

7-day Forecast

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