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First Alert Forecast: growing temperatures and rain chances through Spring Forward weekend

Your Cape Fear Region temperature and wind flow model continues to show 50s and west winds for Friday afternoon. We expect sun, too. (Source: WECT) Your Cape Fear Region temperature and wind flow model continues to show 50s and west winds for Friday afternoon. We expect sun, too. (Source: WECT)
Your Carolina cloud and "future radar" model for Sunday afternoon features moisture closing in on / moving through the Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT) Your Carolina cloud and "future radar" model for Sunday afternoon features moisture closing in on / moving through the Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT)
Don't forget "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time this weekend! Sunday's sunset may be showery, but after 7 p.m.! (Source: WECT) Don't forget "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time this weekend! Sunday's sunset may be showery, but after 7 p.m.! (Source: WECT)
Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features near or below-average temperatures. Its highest rain chances are Sunday into Monday. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features near or below-average temperatures. Its highest rain chances are Sunday into Monday. (Source: WECT)
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A high pressure system will preserve dry, chilly weather through Friday night. An approaching storm system will bring milder temperatures and an uptick in rain chances this weekend. Also, don't forget: Daylight Saving Time kicks in this weekend! Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night!

FRIDAY FORECAST: Expect mostly sunny skies, continued near 0% rain chances, and west breezes of mainly around 10 mph... though a gust to a friskier 20 mph is possible. Temperatures will have grown from the wintry 30s early to the lower and mid 50s for afternoon highs. Readings ought to aggressively fall back through the 40s in the evening.

WEEKEND FORECAST: After starting Saturday in the nippy 30s and 40s, temperatures are likely to crest in the milder 60s to around 70 in the afternoon. Rain chances will stay near a low 10% Saturday before swelling to a healthier 30% Saturday night and 50% for Sunday. Sunday's high temperatures ought to be similar to Saturday's.

A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: Monday will feature a still-healthy 50% chance of leftover rain but 0% rain chances are likely to return by midweek. Temperatures will, once again, regress to levels about 10 degrees below average. From Monday through at least midweek, expect daily highs mainly in the 50s and nights mainly in the 30s.

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