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First Alert Forecast: wet Saturday ahead, slow drying trend ahead

The tropical moisture will bring much needed rain to the area. Some spots could see heavier downpours and higher rain totals. (Source: WECT) The tropical moisture will bring much needed rain to the area. Some spots could see heavier downpours and higher rain totals. (Source: WECT)
Tropical moisture will bring the chance for scattered showers and storms for the next several days. (Source: WECT) Tropical moisture will bring the chance for scattered showers and storms for the next several days. (Source: WECT)
The tropical feeling is set to stick around through the weekend and will start to taper off by the middle of next week. (Source: WECT) The tropical feeling is set to stick around through the weekend and will start to taper off by the middle of next week. (Source: WECT)
Your planning forecast highlights a downright tropical feel through the weekend, with rain chances dropping and temperatures rising. (Source: WECT) Your planning forecast highlights a downright tropical feel through the weekend, with rain chances dropping and temperatures rising. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Tropical moisture will continue to flow into the region through the weekend. The highest chance of downpours and thunderstorms will be Saturday. Scattered chances of showers and storms continue into early next week. Your WECT Weather App's interactive radar function may come in handy! Your forecast for...

TONIGHT: Look for variable clouds and muggy conditions with lows in the lower 70s. Scattered showers and storms are likely, especially after midnight.

THE WEEKEND: Saturday could be quite wet at times with periods of: showers, tropical downpours, and a few thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Sunday looks a bit more promising with variable clouds and some scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Nighttime lows will not drop below 70. 

NEXT WEEK: Look for a general decrease in showers and thunderstorm chances through the week and generally more sunshine. A muggy airmass will give way to somewhat lower humidity levels. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with lows in the 60s.

TROPICAL TROUBLES?: Computer models suggest we will have to watch areas near Florida late next week for potential tropical development. It is too soon to say if and when this may impact the forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. We will watch this situation closely! 

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