First Alert Forecast: Wintry temperatures, increasing odds for rain

First Alert Forecast: Wintry temperatures, increasing odds for rain
The latest from your First Alert Weather Team (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Happy Friday evening to you! You’ll want to layer up this evening as you head out as a cold high pressure system will continue to control our Cape Fear Region weather. Winds will remain nippy and northerly but, mercifully, at relatively light 5 to 10 mph speeds. Skies should remain mostly clear, but a streaky low pressure system will bring chances for precipitation over the weekend: 30% Saturday, 70% Saturday night 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.

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