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First Alert Weather: A cold, rainy weekend

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Saturday morning started off very mild, but much colder air will filter in behind a strong cold front. Off and on showers are likely on both Saturday and Sunday. 

SATURDAY: Clouds will yield off and on showers, but a day-long wash-out appears unlikely at this time. It was a mild start to the day with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.  During the afternoon a powerful cold front will quickly drop temperatures into the low 50's with wind chills in the 40's. Showers are likely, and it will be chilly, Saturday night with lows in the low 40's.

SUNDAY: A chilly and raw day with more off and on showers, especially early.  Highs will barely clear the 50 degree hurdle. It will be chilly Sunday evening with a shot of light showers for the Wilmington Holiday Parade. Sunday night lows drop into the mid 40's as milder air begins a return.   

NEXT WEEK: Get ready for a roller coaster ride!  Another surge of mild air returns Sunday night into Monday.  Monday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low 70's.  A slight chance for a shower is possible Monday as well. Monday night will be mild, but another surge of colder air arrives Tuesday.  Highs in the 60's will occur early with temperatures steadily falling by afternoon.  Clouds will return along with showers becoming likely. Wednesday will be mainly dry with temperatures falling back into the 50s. An isolated shower (10%) is possible as an area of low pressure develops just off shore. Temperatures will stay in the 50s Thursday, but rain chances will increase slightly (20%). Friday will feature mostly sunny skies with temperatures remaining in the 50s.

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

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