First Alert Weather: scattered rains to return soon - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Weather: scattered rains to return soon

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A sluggish front will settle into the area - with clouds and rain chances - Friday and Saturday. A chilly high pressure system could be on the way for the middle to late parts of next week.

THURSDAY NIGHT FORECAST: After some substantial sunshine (and welcome sun, at that!) on Thursday, Thursday night will feature an increase in clouds and a chance of spotty light showers late. Lows: 60s.

FRIDAY FORECAST: Expect many clouds and the possibility of a few showers (30% early, 10 - 20% late). Winds will be light and northerly and temperatures will be slightly cooler than Thursday: mainly low and mid 70s for highs.

WEEKEND FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Shower chances will remain elevated - near 50% - for Saturday but lessen to near 10% for Sunday. Daytime highs: mainly low 70s. Nighttime lows: mainly upper 50s.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: The highest rain chances of the next work week (30% or so) will likely be Tuesday - in association with the passage of what may be a strong cold front. Post-front, high temperatures may be as low as the 60s in the case of Thursday.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK: New tropical storm formation is not likely in the Atlantic Basin (including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean itself) though the latter parts of this week.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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