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First Alert Forecast: brief rain and snow chance late Wednesday, frigid temps to follow

Potential snow accumulation appears generally limited Wednesday. For places like the Wilmington Metro area, the most likely outcomes are either no snow accumulation or a dusting of snow. (Source: WECT) Potential snow accumulation appears generally limited Wednesday. For places like the Wilmington Metro area, the most likely outcomes are either no snow accumulation or a dusting of snow. (Source: WECT)
Expect a few passing rain showers and a light snow shower is possible before rapid clearing overnight as temperatures plummet. (Source: WECT) Expect a few passing rain showers and a light snow shower is possible before rapid clearing overnight as temperatures plummet. (Source: WECT)
Timeline for SE NC winter storm. (Source: WECT) Timeline for SE NC winter storm. (Source: WECT)
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A dynamic but moisture-starved storm system could wring-out some precipitation as it streaks across the Carolinas Wednesday. A arctic high pressure system will bring dry weather and a cold snap for Wednesday night and Thursday ahead of a big warming trend for Friday and the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Bladen and inland Pender counties through 1 a.m. Thursday. Additional Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are effective for several counties to the north and west of there.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FORECAST DETAILS: Expect a few passing rain showers and possibly a light snow shower late tonight. Otherwise, rapidly clearing skies are likely with plummeting temperatures. A couple of slick spots are possible, but many surfaces will dry amid continued brisk northwest breezes. Expect late-night lows mainly in the lower 20s and wind chills in the 10s.

LONG-RAGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Despite sun, 40s are about as high as temperatures are likely to get Thursday. Friday will begin with sub-freezing temperatures but, thanks to more sun, 50s ought to be reach-able by the afternoon. Even milder 60s could mix in over the weekend! The next chance for rain arrives Monday and Tuesday. Daytime temperatures will remain in the 50s and 60s through midweek. 

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