WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An arctic air mass has settled over the Carolinas. It will promote a frigid Friday night and a chilly Saturday. Milder temperatures and a rain chance will make a visit for Sunday ahead of a potentially even colder cold snap that's likely to develop early next week!
FRIDAY NIGHT: Expect clear skies and frigid lows mainly 17 to 22 inland and 22 to 27 for coastal areas. Mind people, pets, plants, and pipes! Mercifully, winds will settle as the night progresses. Expect north winds of 10 to 20mph in the evening and then 0 to 10mph late.
SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY: Expect a moderating temperature trend with highs in the mid to upper 40s Saturday afternoon, lows in the 30s Saturday night, and highs mainly in the 60s for Sunday! Rain chances will be near 0% for Saturday and near 40% for Sunday.
A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: Blustery winds will whisk colder air back into the area on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday morning will likely feature widespread temperatures in the 10s! Relatively milder 40s and 50s will return for afternoon highs late in the week.
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