Forecast Details for Wilmington, NC

Recent Locations: Wilmington, NC  
Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. High near 65. Southwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation Next Topic: Contrails

Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

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Weather Topic: What are Cumulonimbus Clouds?

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The final form taken by a growing cumulus cloud is the cumulonimbus cloud, which is very tall and dense. The tower of a cumulonimbus cloud can soar 23 km into the atmosphere, although most commonly they stop growing at an altitude of 6 km.

Even small cumulonimbus clouds appear very large in comparison to other cloud types. They can signal the approach of stormy weather, such as thunderstorms or blizzards.

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