First Alert Forecast: cool and dry days ahead, watching coastal and river flooding

Your First Alert forecast for Monday evening Nov. 16, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello! What is likely to be a very long stretch of dry weather is underway! Your First Alert Forecast features lots of sun across the Cape Fear Region through Tuesday. Expect high temperatures in the middle 60s amid brisk northwesterly breezes.

The dryness will come with even chillier temperatures through the middle parts of the week. Early morning readings in the 30s for days like Wednesday and Thursday may be supportive of frost, so plan on keeping close tabs on any sensitive outdoor plants and pets. Wednesday’s high will especially cool topping out in the 50s. Expect low shower chances and milder weather to return this weekend into early next week.

The dryness will help with ongoing river flooding across the Cape Fear Region this week. The Northeast Cape Fear River at Burgaw, for example, will keep a stage of 13 to 14 feet most of the week. Nuisance high tidal flooding is also likely, particularly early in the week.

The horrible 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season roars on this week as Hurricane Iota aims for Nicaragua and Honduras. You may recall that Eta dealt a severe blow to these nations less than two weeks ago. Thankfully: Iota is not likely to turn northward toward the United States like Eta did.

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