WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Happy Friday to you! You'll want to layer up as you head out as a cold high pressure system will continue to control our Cape Fear Region weather. Temperatures - initially in the 20s - will only claw their way to afternoon highs in the 40s. Winds will remain nippy and northerly but, mercifully, at relatively light 5 to 10 mph speeds. Skies should remain sunny, too, but a streaky low pressure system will bring chances for precipitation over the weekend: 30% Saturday and 70% Sunday. What's good about this system is what it won't be:
- It won’t bring flooding. Total rainfall by the end of the weekend will be on the order of a few manageable hundredths or tenths of an inch and that shouldn’t be enough to trigger any flooding.
- It won’t bring hazardous wintry precipitation. Despite cool weekend temperatures, it won’t quite be cold enough for snow or ice locally. The Virginias and northwestern North Carolina could see some, though.
- It won’t likely produce severe storms. Temperatures won’t likely get warm enough to produce the surface instability needed for severe storms or perhaps any thunder whatsoever!
- Just a reminder! You can catch a forecast honed for your exact location on your free WECT Weather App. The forecast shown here is specifically for our Wilmington Metro zone.