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First Alert Weather: Tornado watch expires for Southeastern NC

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Expect rain and wind, keep an eye out for severe weather. Expect rain and wind, keep an eye out for severe weather.

*THE TORNADO WATCH THAT WAS ISSUED FOR NEW HANOVER, PENDER, COLUMBUS, BRUNSWICK, AND BLADEN COUNTIES HAS EXPIRED.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A powerful and moisture laden storm system will track through the Carolinas Tuesday night and depart the region Wednesday. The system will bring significant rain and even a chance for severe thunderstorms.

LATE TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers and locally gusty thunderstorms will remain possible, but the risk of severe weather will be lower than in earlier parts of the night. Temperatures will hover mainly in the 60s amid variable and gusty winds. 

WEDNESDAY: Showers and thunderstorms will gradually exit. Two-day storm total rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected. Temperatures will remain steady in the 60s early and fall back through the 50s late. North and / or west winds could gust more than 30mph at times. 

THANKSGIVING DAY: Happy Thanksgiving! Expect drier and chillier conditions to return with morning low temperatures around 30 and afternoon high temperatures likely in the 40s.  Skies: sunny or partly sunny. 

REMAINDER OF THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Expect daily highs mainly in the 50s. Friday will have rain chances near 0% with partly sunny skies. Saturday and Sunday will likely have variable clouds and 10 - 30% rain chances. 

TROPICS: No tropical storms or hurricanes are expected to develop in the Atlantic Basin for the rest of this week.  The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30.    

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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