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First Alert Weather: much colder temperatures likely Saturday, much of next week

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A cold front will pass Friday night and bring a very chilly Saturday to the area. Temperatures will briefly warm on MLK Day, but another surge of cold air will likely settle in for the middle and latter portions of the week.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Expect variable clouds. Shower chance is 20 to 30%. Westerly winds - gusting more than 20mph at times - will whisk colder air into the area with temperatures falling to the lower and mid 30s late.
 
SATURDAY: Expect chilly highs around 44 but, given a continued brisk west wind flow, even colder wind chill values in the 20s and 30s for most of the day. If any moisture is around early, a sprinkle or flurry may happen. For the most part, though, expect sunshine. 
 
SUNDAY AND MLK HOLIDAY: A disturbance may generate a sprinkle or flurry Sunday morning, but mostly sunny skies will be the rule for Sunday and MLK Monday. Expect highs mainly in the low and mid 50s Sunday and low and mid 60s Monday!  
 
EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Temperatures may sneak into the 50s Tuesday, but with the aforementioned next surge of arctic air, will struggle to even reach the 40s from Wednesday through Friday. Precipitation chances: near 30% Tuesday, 10 to 20% thereafter.  
 
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