You could say it has been a very soggy year in Wilmington. Since January 1, around 55 inches of rain has fallen on the city. That is 24 inches above average for this point in the year. That rainfall total will likely continue to grow this week with more off and on rain.

Wilmington is not the only location in coastal North Carolina that has seen rain well above average. Hatteras is also running around two feet above normal for rain since the start of the year. That is a record for both locations for this point in the year.

Much of eastern North Carolina should see at least another one to three inches of rain this week. Localized higher amounts are possible.  

The chance for showers and storms will remain in the forecast every day through the upcoming weekend.

However, with just scattered afternoon storms, the rain may not be quite as widespread late this week as what is forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

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