First Alert Weather: highly-variable temperatures and rain chanc - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Weather: highly-variable temperatures and rain chances to continue...

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An active subtropical jet stream flow will influence our weather through this week and into this weekend. With this pattern: expect rain chances, no snow chances, and large swings in temperature. Details...

TUESDAY NIGHT: Expect continued cloudy and damp conditions with patches of rain and / or dense fog possible. As easterly breezes (near 10mph) shift to southerly (especially late), temperatures will likely rise overnight (40s early, 50s and even 60s late!).

WEDNESDAY: A cold front will approach early in the day and pass late. Ahead of the front, balmy southwest breezes will boost temperatures to highs in the low and mid 70s inland and mid and upper 60s for the beaches. Scattered showers and isolated thundershowers are possible too.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: After the passage of Wednesday's cold front, Thursday will likely have cooler highs mainly upper 40s and low 50s. Drier weather is also likely Thursday ahead of yet another frontal system that will bring rain chances for Friday and the weekend.

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