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First Alert Forecast: Storms winding down, great weather for the weekend

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - After widespread 90s Thursday and Friday afternoon, a cold front will pass late Friday (storm risk), and bring a slightly cooler and less humid air mass for most of the Memorial Day weekend. Details now...

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND MEMORIAL DAY: Enjoy mostly to partly sunny days with fresh breezes and low to moderate humidity. Daily highs will mainly be in the lower to mid 80s and rain chances will be very low through the period.

REST OF NEXT WEEK: Heat, humidity, and isolated afternoon thunderstorms return Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 80's.  Another cooler and drier airmass returns for Thursday and Friday with plenty of sun.  Highs fall back into the upper 70's to near 80. 

BEACH AND BOAT NOTES: Nice overall! Surf zone water temperatures: low to mid 70s. Rip current risk: low / moderate. Daily UV Index values: high. Offshore: small craft exercise caution.

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