WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - High pressure will control our weather this evening and early Monday. However as the high moves offshore clouds will increase late Monday and some scattered showers are likely Tuesday. The coldest weather we've seen this fall arrives later this week.
TONIGHT'S FORECAST: Finally the sun made an appearance this afternoon across the area behind a cool front! Tonight will be cool with mostly clear to partly cloudy 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 mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 70's and a slim shower shot. Monday afternoon will feature 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. Rainfall totals should be light. Highs will be in the upper 70's and lows in the upper 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.
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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