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First Alert Forecast: potent storm system to bring heavy rain, thunder, cooler temps

Expect a significant rainfall as showers and storms move through the Carolinas Sunday through early Tuesday. (Source: WECT) Expect a significant rainfall as showers and storms move through the Carolinas Sunday through early Tuesday. (Source: WECT)
Rain and storm chance spike Sunday night into Monday before tapering off Tuesday. Dry and warm conditions return by the midweek. (Source: WECT) Rain and storm chance spike Sunday night into Monday before tapering off Tuesday. Dry and warm conditions return by the midweek. (Source: WECT)
Cooler temperatures return Sunday and Monday. Seasonable daytime highs are expected Tuesday and Wednesday before a nice warm up to end the week. (Source: WECT) Cooler temperatures return Sunday and Monday. Seasonable daytime highs are expected Tuesday and Wednesday before a nice warm up to end the week. (Source: WECT)
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Stay alert for active weather as a potent storm system slogs through the eastern Carolinas Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. A tranquil and pleasant high pressure system will build into the region for the remainder of the work and school week.
 
SUNDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect variably cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and a 50 to 60% chance for showers and locally heavy thunderstorms. After several days of 80s, temperatures will hold in the cooler 60s and 70s given the clouds and amid light southeasterly i.e. onshore breezes.
 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect mostly cloudy or overcast skies and a 70 to 80% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will hover in the 60s and 70s amid east or southeasterly breezes of mainly 5 to 15 mph.
 
HAZARDS FOR WHICH TO STAY ALERT: Expect mainly 2 to 5 and locally 6+ inches of rain. Dry ground should generally accept the rain gracefully, but localized instances lowland flooding are possible. Also, stronger thunderstorms may present localized wind and / or hail issues.

** The National Weather Service carries a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Cape Fear Region. The Flash Flood Watch is officially effective from Sunday night through Tuesday morning. Please stay alert, especially in times and places of heavy rain. **
 
LONG-RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Tuesday will feature variable clouds, a 30 to 40% chance of residual showers, and highs in the 70s. Wednesday through Friday will likely have clear or mostly clear skies, daytime highs in the 70s and 80s, and nighttime lows in the 50s and 60s.

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