More showers likely today; Flash Flood Watch in effect

Flooding over Westbrook Rd., near Hoke Rd. in Clayton on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.   Staff photo: MARSHALL GORBY

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Flooding over Westbrook Rd., near Hoke Rd. in Clayton on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Staff photo: MARSHALL GORBY

Be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses, and do not drive over water-covered roadways.

Yesterday, Dayton broke the record for maximum rainfall for May 19. In total, 1.68 inches of rain was measured at the Dayton James M. Cox International Airport, breaking a more than 60-year-old record of 1.5 inches set in 1957.

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Today, showers are likely, especially before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. It will be windy, with gusts as strong as 22 mph, and temperatures will reach about 60 degrees.

Overnight, there will still be a chance of showers, particularly in the early hours of Thursday morning. It will be mostly cloudy, with temperatures dropping to around 51 degrees.

Tomorrow, we will once again see a chance of showers, with cloudy skies and a high near 67 degrees. Thursday night, there will be a slight chance of showers around midnight, but otherwise it will be cloudy with a low of around 56 degrees.

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For Friday, we start off with a slight chance of showers, which will rise in the afternoon. Skies will be cloudy, with a high of around 76 degrees.

The chance for showers, though, will finally trail off Friday evening. Overnight it will be only partly cloudy, with a low of around 57 degrees.

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