Forecast Details for Wilmington, NC

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Current Alerts for Wilmington, NC: Coastal Flood Advisory
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4am and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. South wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind 6 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 100. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 86. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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Weather Topic: What are Stratus Clouds?

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Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

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Weather Topic: What are Altocumulus Clouds?

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Similar to cirrocumulus clouds, altocumulus clouds are characterized by cloud patches. They are distinguished by larger cloudlets than cirrocumulus clouds but are still smaller than stratocumulus clouds.

Altocumulus clouds most commonly form in middle altitudes (between 2 and 5 km) and may resemble, at times, the shape of a flying saucer. These uncommon formations, called altocumulus lenticularis, are created by uplift in the atmosphere and are most often seen in close proximity to mountains.

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