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First Alert Forecast: rain chances stay at bay for one more day

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 4:20 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 8:30 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you late on this Wednesday! Your First Alert Forecast eludes to changes from the dry, cool, and brisk days across the Cape Fear Region to a warmer, wetter and more humid pattern.

Expect increasing clouds this evening as a low pressure system slowly swirls from the ocean into the Carolinas. Overnight lows will dip back in the middle and upper 50s with low chances few showers for some lucky backyards.

Thursday and Friday will have muggy 70s and medium to high odds for showers, for example. Expect sticky 80s and a low risk for passing storms for the weekend.

Sometimes in May, ocean lows develop tropical or subtropical characteristics but, so far, the system we are watching has not. Still, the 70-degree saltwater will continue to harbor some hazards through the end of the week, like bouts of heavy surf, north-to-south longshore currents, rip currents, and minor tidal flooding.

Next week signs point to a lower rain chances and a building heat wave. Some 90s are likely for highs late next week.

Catch more details in your seven-day forecast here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.

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