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First Alert Weather: Colder weather moving in, rain likely Tuesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Colder weather is moving into southeast North Carolina on this Sunday evening.  A coastal low will bring rain to the area on Tuesday.  Milder weather returns later in the week.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Any showers will quickly wind down this evening.  Colder air moves into southeast NC in the wake of an unusually strong cold front.  Clouds will decrease with lows in the upper 30's. 

MONDAY: Sunny and cool with highs in the low 50's.  Clouds will quickly increase as a coastal low begins to take shape off of the Georgia coast.  Expect another chilly night with lows in the mid 30's.

TUESDAY: The coastal low will strengthen rapidly as it slides northward, several hundred miles offshore.  Rain is likely for much of the day and it will be very breezy with a stiff north wind.  Highs will range from the 40's near I-95 to mid 50's near the coast.  Any wintry precipitation in NC will be confined to the Triad and mountains.  Showers will quickly wind down Tuesday evening.  Lows will again dip into the mid 30's. 

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and cold with highs in the upper 40's.  We could see a freeze Wednesday night with high pressure moving overhead.  Skies will be clear with lows in the upper 20's to near 30.  Protect your plants!

THURSDAY: As the high slides offshore we will see a southerly wind develop.  Highs will warm into the low 60's  under mostly sunny skies. 

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Warm but unsettled.  Each day will feature plenty of clouds and good chances for showers and maybe thunderstorms on Sunday.  Highs will reach the low to mid 70's.  Lows moderate into the 50's. 

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