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First Alert Weather: warmer temps, possible showers to eliminate any remaining snow and ice this weekend

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A warmer air mass will build for the weekend - and with it will come clouds and rain chances. These temperature and precipitation trends should combine to eliminate any leftover patches of snow and ice.

 Under mostly clear skies (frost and fog patches possible), expect temperatures to fall to lows mainly in the upper 20s and lower 30s inland and lower and middle 30s near the coast. Pockets of re-freezing may occur, but most surfaces will remain clear.

SATURDAY: Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and light east or south breezes. The chance of showers also returns as the day unfolds, but with temperatures growing into the 50s for highs, any precipitation will certainly be liquid and not icy.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Call it a February thaw! For Sunday and much of next week, daytime temperatures will regularly reach the 50s and 60s and nighttime temperatures will rarely fall any farther than the 40s. A series of low pressure systems will bring rain chances in this period.

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