First Alert Forecast: wintry storm to target Carolinas Sunday

Your First Alert Weather Team is highlighting a FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY for this Sunday, January 16.
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 3:59 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:55 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with tranquil and seasonably chilly January weather through Saturday. A wintry storm system will turn this forecast decidedly more active as it barges through the Carolinas Sunday. Your First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert Action Day.

Timing & Impacts: Atmospheric temperature profiles favor rain as the main precipitation type for the Cape Fear Region, though a brief icy glaze may develop on some surfaces - especially Sunday morning and inland. Travelers beware: a more significant spell of icing is likely for the central and western Carolinas. Also be alert for localized poor-drainage flooding and, by Sunday afternoon, potentially even a stray thunderstorm. Rain is likely to quickly shut down Sunday night ahead of a dry MLK Monday but, before it does, one to three drought-denting inches is likely to have collected in most gauges.

Our Promise to You: We’ll have you covered with straight-forward hour-by-hour forecasts, radar imagery, and video updates on TV and your WECT Weather App.

Catch more details in your seven-day forecast here: Or, customize a ten-day outlook to anywhere in the Cape Fear Region with your always-free WECT Weather App.

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