First Alert Forecast: trending drier and cooler as June begins

Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. Morning, May 31, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Sunday to you! Thanks for checking in to your First Alert Forecast. Before I get into the synopsis for the week ahead, I want to bid farewell, to Meteorologist Jesslyn Ferentz who is leaving us after more than two years at WECT. Jesslyn has been a stellar work colleague and an integral part of the team, whether she’s delivering a forecast or out in the field covering the aftermath of severe weather. You can watch her deliver her final forecast for WECT tonight at 6, 10 and 11.

Now, on to the forecast... Drier, less humid and cooler days are on tap as we close out the month of May. Expect temperatures to trend slightly below average for the next few days in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Remember our broad area of showers and storms in the Central Atlantic? It doesn’t look like we’ll get Christobal from it, as shower and storm activity has dropped. It will move northeast and stay over open water. Meanwhile near the Gulf of Mexico, remnants from a tropical depression the Pacific may merge with an area of showers and storms and could re-develop later in the week. Odds for development are medium in the next 2-5 days, but we’ll continue to watch the Tropics as the Atlantic Hurricane Season starts tomorrow, June 1.

Your seven-day forecast for the Wilmington Metro is right here. Pay close attention to the middle and end of the week as temperatures turn up to near 90 amid stray showers and storm chances. Remember, you can take the forecast out the full ten days and for any location you choose, with your WECT Weather App.

Enjoy your day!

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