First Alert Forecast: humidity slashed! Weekend starts nice... - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Forecast: humidity slashed! Weekend starts nice...

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A high pressure system of Canadian origin will bring a period of comfortable temperatures and humidity levels this weekend. A hotter high pressure system will build next week. Details... 

FRIDAY NIGHT: Expect mostly clear skies, light west breezes, lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s, and lower humidity levels than recent nights... "natural air conditioning!"

SATURDAY: Expect sunny skies. UV index values will be extreme! Temperatures will not with highs likely in the upper 70s. Winds: light and northwest. Sunrise at 6:08am + sunset at 8:08pm = 14 full hours of daylight!

SUNDAY: An upper-atmosphere disturbance will generate variable clouds and perhaps a passing shower or thunderstorm. Otherwise, enjoy continued mellow-mild high temperatures in the 70s and light breezes. 

A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: Daytime highs will likely still be in the 70s Monday but will swell to deep into the 80s by Wednesday and Thursday. Rain chances: near 0% Monday and Tuesday, near 20% Wednesday and Thursday.

A LOOK BACK AT OUR RECENT STORM SYSTEM: Storms delivered 1 to 4 inches of rain (isolated higher amounts) Thursday into early Friday. ILM Airport: 2". Minor lowland flooding is expected on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County through Monday.

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