First Alert Weather: Warm weather about to end, cold showers for Wednesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - After a warm and sunny Tuesday, old man winter returns with a vengeance on Wednesday and sticks around into the weekend.

WEDNESDAY: A system will move off the coast of Georgia bringing a good chance of showers (60%).  Meanwhile another round of very cold air will blast the northeast U.S. but only a piece of this cold air will make it this far south.  Cold showers are likely through mid afternoon as temperatures remain stuck in the 40s.  Rainfall totals should be near a quarter inch at the coast with lighter amounts north and west of Wilmington.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Thursday won't be bad after a chilly morning in the upper 20's.  Look for sunny skies and a cool high in the mid 50's.  Thursday night a re enforcing blast of modified Arctic cold arrives.  Skies will be clear with cold lows in the mid to upper 20's.  Friday will be mostly sunny and unseasonably cold with highs in the mid 40's.

THE WEEKEND: Scattered showers Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday.  Continued cool Saturday with highs in the mid 50s.  By Sunday highs moderate back to near normal levels in the low 60's.  Lows moderate from near 40 Saturday night to near 50 Sunday night.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: A more potent system could affect the area Monday with a good chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm.  Highs will reach the upper 60's.  Behind the next front highs fall back to around 60 Tuesday.  Expect decreasing clouds and a small shower chance early in the day.  Lows will be in the low 50's.

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