Warming up, up, up - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Warming up, up, up

It's the final day of March, and we're FINALLY getting some solid spring temperatures in place.  Actually - looking ahead at the next 6 days, temperatures will stay above average!

Today: High pressure is in place, and that will bring us clear skies and warm temperatures today.  The strong wind from Sunday has subsided, and we're left with just a light breeze from the southwest.  Highs this afternoon will reach the low to mid-70s, with lows tonight dropping into the 40s.

Tuesday:  A shortwave - or a quick moving upper air disturbance - will bring a few clouds to the western Carolinas early Tuesday, and could spark a quick mountain shower before lunchtime.  Then, skies clear for the remainder of the day with mostly sunny skies and highs reaching the mid to upper-70s.  Overnight lows drop into the 40s.

Wednesday:  High pressure sticks around with even warmer air in place.  Sunny skies with highs in the mid-70s to near 80° across our region will have us feeling like summertime.  Some late night cloud cover pushes in, so lows only drop into the mid-50s and upper 40s.

On Thursday, a cold front will move toward our area bringing showers and thunderstorms first to the mountains, and then to the Upstate by Friday.  Temperatures will remain in the 70s through the week, and then drop into the 60s over the weekend.

  • First Alert Weather NewsFirst Alert Weather NewsMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: drier, less humid weather on the horizon

    First Alert Forecast: drier, less humid weather on the horizon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:49:49 GMT
    your planning forecast highlights a turn up in temperatures heading into Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WECT)your planning forecast highlights a turn up in temperatures heading into Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WECT)

    Leftover wrap-around showers and a few storms are still possible Thursday, but the severe potential will continue to wane. Much drier weather is on tap for Friday and Saturday.

    More >>

    Leftover wrap-around showers and a few storms are still possible Thursday, but the severe potential will continue to wane. Much drier weather is on tap for Friday and Saturday.

    More >>
  • Hurricane cone-ology

    Hurricane cone-ology

    Today, satellites and supercomputers have vastly improved hurricane forecasting and warning. But one of our age's best tools for communicating a hurricane threat, the National Hurricane Center's official “forecast cone," can be misrepresented and is often misunderstood.

    More >>

    Today, satellites and supercomputers have vastly improved hurricane forecasting and warning. But one of our age's best tools for communicating a hurricane threat, the National Hurricane Center's official “forecast cone," can be misrepresented and is often misunderstood.

    More >>
  • 'Hurricane Hunters' visit NC as part of hurricane awareness tour

    'Hurricane Hunters' visit NC as part of hurricane awareness tour

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:28:57 GMT
    Major Devon Meister of the United States Air Force says a comming misconception is that pilots fly over a hurricane. Instead pilots fly directly through the storm at a reduced rate of speed. (Source: WECT)Major Devon Meister of the United States Air Force says a comming misconception is that pilots fly over a hurricane. Instead pilots fly directly through the storm at a reduced rate of speed. (Source: WECT)

    Hurricane Hunters take to the skies during these dangerous storms to get real-time measurements and other important data that help forecasters better track their movements.

    More >>

    Hurricane Hunters take to the skies during these dangerous storms to get real-time measurements and other important data that help forecasters better track their movements.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly