First Alert Forecast: a weekend coastal storm on tap for SE NC, better days next week
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Friday evening! Your First Alert Forecast features a continuation of the unseasonably cool pattern as clouds and north and northeast winds refrigerate the Cape Fear Region through the weekend. Expect daily temperatures to crest in the cool 50s to at best lower 60s and nights to drop in the nippy 40s to lower 50s.
Odds for rain will oscillate from 10% Friday night to 70% Saturday, 90% Saturday night and 70% Sunday. Showers in the short-term, where they occur, will tend to be of the drizzly or soaking variety, however there is the potential for spots to see 1-3+ inches of rain and gusty winds this weekend. The severe storm risk will stay near zero. Keep a sweater and umbrella handy and perhaps something warm on the stove.
In addition to rain chances this storm will bring significant coastal impacts. Look for forty plus mile per hour wind gusts, minor tidal and coastal flooding, and some beach erosion.
Sunnier 70s will have to wait until next week. Catch all these details and more in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.
Or: customize your location and extend your outlook even deeper into November with a ten-day forecast on your WECT Weather App.
Last note: Tropical Storm Wanda will continue to swirl harmlessly over open North Atlantic waters through the weekend. No Carolina threats, and no other systems of interest to watch through early next week! The Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30.
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