First Alert Forecast: nice temperatures but higher rain chances ahead

Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 2:00 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2022 at 11:39 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you this Sunday evening! A gorgeous weekend was capped off by a perfect Sunday that featured lots of sunshine and highs mainly in the 80s. Expect mostly clear to partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the middle to upper 60s. There is a slight shower risk.

Into the new workweek, shower and thunderstorm odds are expected to grow with another cold front approaching the area Monday night into Tuesday. This weather system, tied with a series of upper level disturbances will maintain low-to-medium rain chances through the end of the week. Cooler air will spread behind the cold front into midweek, knocking afternoon highs back into the middle 80s. Temperatures are projected to climb back closer to 90 into the weekend.

Great weather news extends to the tropics, too, with storm development odds low in the Atlantic Basin. A tropical wave in the western Gulf of Mexico has now moved ashore in Texas. A new low southeast of Bermuda has a low chance of development over the next three to five days. While these systems aren’t expected to have any impacts on the Carolinas, it’s important staying vigilant and prepared:

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