WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The National Weather Service officially carries a Dense Fog Advisory for all of southeastern North Carolina - effective through 9am Thursday.
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been issued as very low visibilities will make transportation difficult if not dangerous this morning. Please exercise caution while commuting.
A warm high pressure system will control our weather through Friday. A cold air mass will nose south to us over the weekend, briefly retreat north next Monday, and then surge back south by the middle of next week. Details...
THURSDAY: Locally dense fog banks may linger - especially near the coast (sea fog) as warm southerly breezes traverse the cool near-shore waters. Any sunshine intervals will boost temperatures significantly though. Expect inland highs of mainly 70 - 76. Beaches: 66 - 72.
FRIDAY: Expect similar weather to Thursday, but temperatures may even have the means to grow a little more (especially inland). Expect highs in the mid and upper 70s! The December 6 record high (82 from 1998) may be just out of reach. Shower chance: 10 to 20%.
WEEKEND: Clouds will yield scattered showers, but day-long wash-outs appear unlikely at this time. Developing north breezes will bring a chilling temperature trend. Saturday temperatures: 50s and 60s. Sunday's numbers: 40s and 50s.
PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: Monday's temperatures will surge back to the 60s and 70s with south breezes, but cooler north breezes will force readings back to the 40s (for highs!) by Wednesday. Rain chances: near 30% for Monday and Tuesday, near 0% for Wednesday.