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First Alert Forecast: storm chances late Friday, cooler this weekend

Your weekend rain chances for SE NC. (Source: WECT) Your weekend rain chances for SE NC. (Source: WECT)
Lower humidity is on tap for next week! Enjoy! (Source: WECT) Lower humidity is on tap for next week! Enjoy! (Source: WECT)
Your planning forecast calls for pleasant conditions for much of next week, folliwing some weekend storm chances (Source: WECT) Your planning forecast calls for pleasant conditions for much of next week, folliwing some weekend storm chances (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Though the days will be far from total rain-outs, an unusually potent summer cold front will bring a risk of showers and storms Saturday. Stay alert: any storms will have the potential to generate torrential downpours, frequent lightning, and even localized strong winds and hail. Following the front, a pleasant high pressure system will deliver a tranquil stretch of summer weather for the latter half to two-thirds of the weekend right into much of next week!

SATURDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Variable to mostly clouds are likely Saturday with early showers and thunderstorms, a few of which could be strong to severe. Temperatures will likely reach the cooler mid 80s with potential heat index values in the 90s. As a cold front passes through, late in the day, shower chances will diminish from 50 to 20 percent by the evening.

SUNDAY FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Sunday will likely begin with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s and 70s amid fresh northerly breezes. Sunday looks to feature low shower and storm chances and highs in the 80s.

NEXT WEEK: More niceness appears likely for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, too! ...with daily highs in the 80s, nightly lows in the 70s or even 60s, and continued low shower and storm chances. Higher chances may redevelop by the end of the week.

TROPICS: New tropical storm development is not likely in the Atlantic Basin - including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean itself - Friday. A tropical wave of low pressure just west of Africa's Cabo Verde Islands may slowly develop into a tropical storm as it chugs westward through the weekend. Tropical storm activity traditionally ramps-up at the end of July and into August. The next tropical storm and hurricane names on the 2017 list are Emily and Franklin. 

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