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First Alert Forecast: a dry weekend ahead, rain chance return next week

High pressure will make for a mainly sunny but cool Saturday. (Source: WECT) High pressure will make for a mainly sunny but cool Saturday. (Source: WECT)
It's not looking too promising for those looking for a White Christmas in the Carolinas, as temperatures are trending above average. (Source: WECT) It's not looking too promising for those looking for a White Christmas in the Carolinas, as temperatures are trending above average. (Source: WECT)
Rain chances are set to ramp up as the new work week begins. (Source: WECT) Rain chances are set to ramp up as the new work week begins. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Except for a brief cool down Saturday, seasonable weather has made a return to the region. Milder weather and rain chances arrive early next week with a new system.

WEEKEND FORECAST: Mornings start out in the chilly lower and middle 30s, but both Saturday and Sunday will feature plenty of sunshine. Saturday will be cooler with a reinforcing trough knocking highs back to the middle 50s. Sunday's highs moderate back to the lower 60s.

NEXT WEEK: A couple of storm systems will bring a chance of rain through much of the week. Monday and Tuesday shower chances hover around 40%. Ahead of a front look for mild highs in the middle if not upper 60s early. Wednesday and Thursday rain chances around 20-30% with highs dropping back to the lower 60s. Friday looks to be drier, but also kicks off a warming trend with high back in the unseasonably high mid 60s.

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