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First Alert Weather: frigid Friday night, slightly milder weekend, wintry next week

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A persistent jet stream trough in the eastern United States will likely keep our temperatures below-average for many days. Please mind cold-sensitive people, pets, plants, and pipes during the coldest periods! Details... 

FRIDAY NIGHT: Expect frigid low temperatures in the mid and upper 10s for most inland areas and upper 10s and lower 20s for coastal locales. Skies will be clear or mostly clear and winds will be calm or light and southerly. 

WEEKEND: Saturday will start frigid, but brisk southwest winds (25mph+ gusts?) should help boost temperatures to around 50 for the afternoon (fire danger: elevated). Skies will have variable clouds. Sunday will likely have partly sunny skies and highs around 50 also. 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR NEXT WEEK: Highs: likely 50s Monday then 30s for midweek days. Moisture may accompany the colder air with an offshore storm system. For now, we will carry a 40% chance of snow or mixed rain and snow Wednesday. Stay tuned!  

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