First Alert Weather: Friday to feature a frigid start, pleasant - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Weather: Friday to feature a frigid start, pleasant finish

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A cold high pressure system will bring sub-freezing temperatures to most of the area Thursday night into Friday morning, but a noticeable warming trend will begin soon after. A rain system will target us for primarily the Sunday portion of the upcoming weekend. 

THURSDAY NIGHT: Under clear skies and with light winds, temperatures will fall to lows in the mid to upper 20s for inland areas and upper 20s and lower 30s for coastal communities. With the frosty and / or freezing conditions, plan to take care of any sensitive plants!

Mostly sunny skies and a developing light south or east breeze will give temperatures a big boost! Expect afternoon highs in the upper 50s to around 60. Temperatures will gradually fall back through the 50s and into the 40s for Friday evening. 

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Highs near 70 and a very low shower chance are in the forecast for Saturday. Another storm system will elevate shower chances for Sunday (60%) and St. Patrick's Day Monday (40%). Temperatures in the 60s look attainable for Sunday ahead of a cooler Monday. 

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