First Alert Forecast: shower chances dip, temperatures rebuild again

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 2:30 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 11:41 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Yesterday was a soggy one! Wilmington officially got 3.17 inches of rain and, of course, there were locally higher amounts around the Cape Fear Region. Mercifully, shower and storm coverage won’t be as high going forward. Daily rain odds include 20% for tonight, 30% for tomorrow, 50% for Friday, 50% for Saturday, and 20% for Sunday. So, not an “all clear”, but in general: an improvement! Tonight’s temperatures will dip toward the overnight low in the upper 60s.

Wilmington only saw a high of 75 on Wednesday thank to clouds and a northeast breeze. Expect a slow warming trend moving forward with highs in the lower 80s Thursday and Friday, middle 80s Saturday, and seasonable upper 80s next week.

Surf conditions to wrap up the week: moderate rip risk, two-to-three foot breakers, water near 80 degrees.

Tropical outlook: two tropical waves have a low to medium chance of development within the next two-to-five days, one over the central Atlantic and the other that will soon move off of the African coastline.

Seven-day forecast for Wilmington:

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