WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A high pressure system will anchor east of the Carolinas through Saturday; its position ought to protect us from cold and / or stormy weather. A powerful cold front will approach the area late in the weekend and depart early next week.
THURSDAY EVENING FORECAST DETAILS: Clear skies continue this evening. Temperatures will be falling through the 60s, and bottom out overnight in the middle and low 50. Southerly breezes keep pace at 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Enjoy mostly sunny skies by day and mostly clear skies by night. Temperature targets mid 70s to around 80 Friday afternoon and lower 60s to the upper 50s at night.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! The maximum sun angle for April 12 at Wilmington is 64.3 degrees - the same as August 31! Point being: the sun is intense and, just as you would use sunscreen in summer, make sure you use it here in spring!
WEEKEND FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Rain chances will grow from near 10% Saturday to 50% Sunday to 70% Sunday night, so most of the time will be dry. Gusty storms could mix in Sunday night, so plan to stay alert. South winds will promote daily highs in the 70s to near 80.
A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: Dry or mostly dry skies appear likely between Monday and Friday. The week will start on the cooler side with mainly 60s for highs Monday and Tuesday but more seasonable warmth should make a quick comeback thereafter.
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