First Alert Weather: Sunny, pleasant holiday weekend - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

First Alert Weather: Sunny, pleasant holiday weekend

Wonderful weather will last throughout our holiday weekend in southeast North Carolina as dry air is filters in behind a cold front that's moved offshore. High pressure has built in from our north. Humidity and summertime heat will make a gradual return next week. Here's the breakdown...

THROUGH SUNDAY: Drier and slightly cooler air will continue to filter in just in time for the weekend celebrations. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with near seasonable conditions. High temperatures will stay comfortable in the mid to upper 80s. You can expect cooler than average low temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. With a dissipating cold front lingering off our coast, expect a slight chance for showers or thunderstorms along the coast Sunday afternoon and evening.

NEXT WEEK: The typical summertime pattern returns with high pressure anchoring offshore. This means temperatures and humidity will slowly rise throughout the week. Expect partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and low temperatures in the low 70s. A 20% to 30% chance for afternoon showers and storms return each day of the week as well.

TROPICS: As of 2 p.m. on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center issued their last advisory for post-tropical cyclone Arthur, which was located over southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. The system is expected to continue to weaken and eventually dissipate as it moves northeast. For the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, there is no tropical development expected during the next five days.

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