First Alert Forecast: temperatures soaring to records before a weekend cool down

First Alert Forecast: temperatures soaring to records before a weekend cool down

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Happy Thursday evening. Wilmington saw a record smashing high of 83 today! Hopefully you’ve had the chance to enjoy the beautiful spring-like temperatures over the last few days. The unseasonably warm days will last through Friday ahead of the next cold front, which will slide through the Cape Fear Region heading into the weekend. Much cooler weather arrives for Saturday and Sunday, which will feel worse thanks to northerly breezes. Milder days will return for the beginning of next week as increasing odds for showers. Catch details your full First Alert Forecast right here and, as you do, please keep this perspective in mind:

- Coastal temperatures... thanks to cooler ocean water temperatures and south winds creating an onshore flow, highs along the coast will mainly be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

- Inland temperatures... meanwhile, the Wilmington metro and areas further away from the beaches will reach the upper 70s to near 80.

- From Spring, back to Winter...After a taste of mild temperatures, weekend temperatures will take a tumble after a cold front works through the area cool highs from 70s to 50s and lows from 50s to 30s.

- Remember, your WECT Weather App follows you with location-specific day-by-day and hour-by-hour forecasts. The forecast here is for the Wilmington zone; beach and far inland zones may have slightly different values!

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