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First Alert Weather: sub-freezing nights possible midweek then springtime temperatures return

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A chilly high pressure system will build into the region Tuesday night and stay through Wednesday night. A warmer low pressure system will approach the area Friday and Saturday.

* The National Weather Service continues a Freeze Warning for all of southeastern North Carolina for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. * Plan to care for cold-sensitive plants Tuesday night and, most likely, once again for Wednesday night.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Expect clearing skies and brisk and cold northwest winds of 10 to 20mph that will drive temperatures down to the lower 30s late. What's more: wind chill values, in many cases, will dip down to the 20s! 

WEDNESDAY: We'll maintain a "bundle-up" forecast for Wednesday morning with wind chill values likely remaining in the 20s and 30s for a time. And despite sunshine, temperatures will likely only reach the lower 50s for highs in the afternoon! Winds: northwest 10 to 20mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY: Under clear skies and with light winds, temperatures will likely chill to the middle and upper 20s inland and lower 30s for the beaches by Thursday morning. Thursday afternoon will likely be partly sunny and pleasant with highs in the lower 60s. 

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Temperatures will make a run to the 60s and 70s for Friday and Saturday but shower / thundershower chances will also return (near 40% for Friday and near 50% for Saturday). Sunday will likely feature sunshine and highs in the 60s. 

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