WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An outbreak of severe weather from the Midwest to the Tennessee valley should miss southeast North Carolina by passing well to our north. However shower chances will ramp up tonight and early Monday. Our recent spell of mild weather ends Monday night as much cooler but dry weather arrives for Tuesday and Wednesday.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Shower chances become likely tonight ahead of an approaching cold front from the west. An embedded thunderstorms is not out of the question. Areas of fog may develop near the coast. Lows will be in the low 60's.
MONDAY: Showers and possibly a few isolated thunderstorms are likely early in the day before a cold front sweeps off the coast late in the day. Highs should reach the mid 70's in advance of the front, but by late afternoon temperatures may fall as winds shift around to the north. Monday night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the mid 40's.
TUESDAY TO THURSDAY: Cool and dry as Canadian high pressure settles over the northeast U.S. Each day will be sunny to partly sunny with highs ranging from the upper 50's to low 60's. Overnight lows will be in the 30's and 40's, so look for chilly starts to the day.
FRIDAY AND NEXT WEEKEND: The work week ends with partly sunny skies and a high near 70 on Friday. Late Friday into Friday night shower chances ramp up ahead of the next cold front. A few thunderstorms maybe possible. Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy as the front sweeps offshore. Early in the day scattered showers are likely with highs in the upper 60's. By Saturday night skies clear and lows plunge into the 30's. Sunday will be sunny and chilly, this front will pack more of an Arctic punch, with highs in the low 50's.
TROPICS: An area of low pressure is developing in the central Atlantic about 850 miles southeast of Bermuda. This system has a medium chance (50%) of becoming a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, but a high chance (70%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30.
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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