Week starts warm, ends cool

Posted by Robb Ellis - email | bio

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Daytime temperatures will be warm the first part of the week, followed by a big cool down. A mid-week storm system is to blame for another wild ride.

Sunday began with temperatures already in the mid to upper 60's. ILM Airport reported 68 degrees as the high temperature on Sunday afternoon.

Dense fog is possible early Monday morning. A Dense Fog Advisory remained in effect through 9AM Monday.

Though temperatures will start in the mid 40's Monday morning, highs will be warmer than average during the afternoon, with highs expected in the mid 60's. The normal high temperature this time of year is around 60 degrees.

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Tuesday looks to be even warmer, with a few locations hitting 70 degrees. Showers and a few thunderstorms could be possible as a strong cold front passes Tuesday evening. Behind the front, cold air will rush in.

By Wednesday night, lows are expected to be very close to freezing. Cooler air is forecast to remain in place through the rest of the work week.

The system is reminiscent of the past 2 weeks, when nearly identical storms moved out of the Gulf of Mexico. The storms brought a wild ride of temperature change and severe weather to southeastern NC. This system doesn't appear to have the threat of severe weather at this time.

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