First Alert Forecast: tranquil start, stormy finish to weekend

First Alert Forecast: tranquil start, stormy finish to weekend
Your Carolina "future radar" model remains active late in the weekend with a cold front forcing a strong line of showers and storms. Keep an eye on your WECT Weather App Sunday into Sunday night! (Source: WECT)
Late Sunday night or very early Monday morning we will likely see an intense line of storms move through SE NC. (Source: WECT)
Late Sunday night or very early Monday morning we will likely see an intense line of storms move through SE NC. (Source: WECT)
Your impacts and timing forecast suggests few or no impacts from storms Friday and Saturday. Odds for potentially gusty storms will spike later Sunday into Sunday night before tranquility returns Monday. (Source: WECT)
Your impacts and timing forecast suggests few or no impacts from storms Friday and Saturday. Odds for potentially gusty storms will spike later Sunday into Sunday night before tranquility returns Monday. (Source: WECT)
Gorgeous weather for all Azalea Festival activities tonight and Saturday. (Source: WECT)
Gorgeous weather for all Azalea Festival activities tonight and Saturday. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A high pressure system will grace the Cape Fear Region with mild to warm and mainly dry weather for most of the upcoming weekend. Please be alert for stormy weather at the tail-end of the weekend as a strong cold front swings through.

TONIGHT FORECAST DETAILS: Perfect weather for tonight's 38 Special concert in downtown Wilmington tonight! Enjoy mostly clear skies and lows falling into the upper 50s.

SATURDAY FORECAST DETAILS: A stray shower could form but most times and places will likely be dry under partly or variably cloudy skies. South breezes will continue to favor warm temperatures in the mid 70s near the coast to near 80 elsewhere.

SUNDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Amid a continued balmy southerly breeze flow, temperatures are likely to operate well into the 70s again. Variable clouds could yield a shower or storm at any time, but the greatest odds for tumultuous weather are actually Sunday night.

PLEASE BE ALERT: THE FORECAST FOR SUNDAY NIGHT IS STORMY: A solid or broken line of showers and storms is likely to sweep eastward through the evening and overnight hours. Potential hazards include downpours, lightning, and damaging winds.

A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: A stray leftover shower or storm could carry into Monday morning, but next week ought to be dry overall. Daytime highs will grow from the 60s Monday and Tuesday to mainly 70s thereafter. The chilliest morning looks to be Tuesday with lower 40s.

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