WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A cool front will clear the coast early Sunday morning with high pressure building in late in the day. Your Sunday will feature a lot of sun, but cooler temperatures. A brief warming trend returns early in the week with scattered showers likely Tuesday. The strongest cold front of fall so far arrives mid week!
TONIGHT: Skies should remain mostly cloudy to overcast this evening and then gradually clear some overnight. A few spotty light showers are possible this evening. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50's.
SUNDAY FORECAST: Expect morning clouds with a chance at a few coastal showers. By afternoon sunshine should peak through the clouds. Temperatures will begin near 60 and reach mainly the lower 70s in the afternoon as the wind shifts to the northeast (5-10 mph) behind a cool front. Sunday night will be cool with clear skies and overnight lows in the upper 40's to low 50's.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY: A brief warm up as high pressure moves offshore and the wind shifts back to a southerly direction. Monday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 70's and a slim shower shot. Monday night features increasing clouds and shower chances returning late with lows in the upper 50's. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers (40%) ahead of a powerful front and a low developing off the coast. Highs will be in the mid 70's and lows in the mid 50's.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: The strongest surge of cool air this fall will move into the area late in the week. Wednesday will be partly sunny as a coastal low pulls away. Highs will be in the upper 60's and lows will be in the mid 40's. Thursday will be sunny, breezy, and cool with highs in the low 60's and lows in the low 40's. Stiff northwest winds in the 20 mph plus range are likely thanks to the pressure gradient between a powerful low off of the New England coast and a strong Canadian high building over the Tennessee valley. Friday will be less breezy but still sunny and cool with highs in the low 60's and lows near 40 (some 30's likely inland).
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 weekend.
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