First Alert Forecast: enjoy a warming trend Wednesday, stay alert for storms Friday

First Alert Forecast: enjoy a warming trend Wednesday, stay alert for storms Friday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region! Enjoy Wednesday, friends, as sun teams with southwesterly breezes to boost temperatures toward highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. In your longer range forecast, the approach and passage of a strong, dynamic cold front will bring changes for Easter weekend...

Good Friday forecast details: Ahead of the cold front, expect showers and storms to develop and increase. Stay alert: stronger cells may produce torrential downpours, frequent lightning, and damaging winds. Even apart from storms, winds will be quite aggressive from the balmy southwesterly direction. Lastly, expect high temperatures near 80.

Saturday forecast details: Just behind the cold front, a cool west breeze flow should suppress high temperatures to the 60s. Lingering energy in the upper levels of the atmosphere will foster a partly to possibly mostly cloudy sky and sustain the risk of a leftover shower or thundershower, but rain coverage ought to be much lower than Friday.

Easter Sunday forecast details: Even farther behind that stormy cold front, enjoy sunny or partly cloudy and completely dry skies through the day! At sunrise - which, at Wilmington, is 6:33 a.m. - nippy temperatures in the 40s and 50s are likely. By afternoon, temperatures will have likely converted to the milder 60s and 70s. Have a happy and safe day!

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