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First Alert Forecast: nippy Thursday night ahead of dramatic weekend warm-up

Despite bright late-March sunshine, expect cool temperatures in the 50s and nippy light to moderate east or northeast breezes Thursday afternoon. (Source: WECT) Despite bright late-March sunshine, expect cool temperatures in the 50s and nippy light to moderate east or northeast breezes Thursday afternoon. (Source: WECT)
With dry weather in the picture, expect pollen counts to be on the high end heading into the weekend (Source: WECT) With dry weather in the picture, expect pollen counts to be on the high end heading into the weekend (Source: WECT)
Expect some variable cloud coverage Friday afternoon as temperatures travel deep into the 60s and near 70 inland. (Source: WECT) Expect some variable cloud coverage Friday afternoon as temperatures travel deep into the 60s and near 70 inland. (Source: WECT)
A warming trend kicks off Friday through next week as temperatures climb into the 70s for afternoon highs. (Source: WECT)ek, as high temperatures surge i A warming trend kicks off Friday through next week as temperatures climb into the 70s for afternoon highs. (Source: WECT)ek, as high temperatures surge i
A Frost Advisory has been issued for: Bladen, Columbus, and Inland Pender Counties from 1-9 AM Friday A Frost Advisory has been issued for: Bladen, Columbus, and Inland Pender Counties from 1-9 AM Friday
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A Canadian-born high-pressure cell will deliver dry and colder-than-average weather through Friday morning. First temperatures, and then rain chances, will climb later in the forecast period.

A Frost Advisory has been issued for: Bladen, Columbus, and Inland Pender Counties from 1-9 AM Friday morning.

THURSDAY NIGHT DETAILS: Mostly clear skies, along with calmer by comparison winds and higher dewpoint could lend itself to some frost possibilities in some spots overnight. Temperatures will bottom out in the low 40s and upper 30s.

FRIDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Despite the cold start, the spring sun and a developing light south breeze should bring afternoon readings deep into the 60s and borderline 70s in areas inland.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Saturday and Sunday are likely to have temperatures in the 60s and 70s with frost-free nights in between. A 30% chance of a shower or storm will develop Sunday.

A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK:  temperature remain in the deep and mild 70s for afternoon highs, with chances for isolated showers and thunderstorms hovering between 30-40% during the period.

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