WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Monday to you! I hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend and that you were able to stay cool! As expected, fewer drenching storms allowed the intense sunshine to cook temperatures to sizzling levels.
For the week ahead, though, a low pressure system will uncork a period of enhanced cooling and locally drenching shower and storm chances. Those odds: 30% Monday, 60% Tuesday, 60% Wednesday, 50% Thursday, and 30% Friday.
I should note the National Hurricane Center carries a 40% chance that this low pressure system may worm its way over Carolina waters and become a tropical storm. But, whether it does or not, our unsettled forecast remains.
As a holdover from the hot weekend, Monday will likely have afternoon temperatures deep in the 80s to locally lower 90s. The unfolding rainier pattern ought to cap midweek readings in the 70s to, at most, 80s, though.
Your seven-day forecast for Wilmington reaches the second weekend of July, and it is looking hot. . See it here! ...or, extend your outlook with an exclusive ten-day forecast for whatever location you choose with your WECT Weather App!