By Gannon Medwick | April 28, 2021 at 4:27 AM EDT – Updated April 28 at 6:36 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Hi and thanks for checking in! Your First Alert Forecast opens with a bright forecast for the Cape Fear Region Wednesday. Southwest winds will partner with the sunshine to boost temperatures to highs of 81 to 86 inland and 76 to 81 for the beaches. Please be very cautious with flame as these winds occasionally get feisty – gusting to 20 mph at times.
With a dry Wednesday ahead, Wilmington will post its first year-to-date rainfall deficit of 2021. The Port City and most of the Cape Fear Region is having one of its driest Aprils on record. The driest April was in 1995, when Wilmington recorded less than a quarter-inch of rain! pic.twitter.com/MRG6z1Rg0m
— Gannon Medwick WECT (@medwick) April 28, 2021
Ongoing dry weather also remains a factor. Wilmington, which has the most complete climatological data in the Cape Fear Region, had a year-to-date rainfall surplus of over four inches just a few weeks ago, in early March. But, remarkably, that metric is poised to switch to the first year-to-date DEFICIT of 2021 as the mostly dry days and weeks continue to stack atop one another.
Unfortunately, your First Alert Forecast offers only low rain chances to close April and start May. Catch the odds, plus a modest weekend cool-down, in your First Alert seven-day planning forecast for Wilmington right here. And remember: any time you like and for any location you choose, you can take your outlook to a full ten days with your WECT Weather App!
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