First Alert Forecast: showers poised to pounce Friday night

First Alert Forecast: showers poised to pounce Friday night
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi on a Friday afternoon! Glad you’re checking in! Valentine’s Day Thursday featured highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s, but temperatures target the lower 70s for inland spots and upper 60s for our Cape Fear area beaches. After Friday, an active subtropical jet stream pattern will introduce volatility in the forecast. Catch that forecast here and, as you do, please pay attention to these highlights:

Our next rain system: This is soon. It could spill a stray shower into the Cape Fear Region from the west as early as Friday evening. A healthier coverage of showers is likely to develop Friday night into Saturday. Amounts do not look hazardous - mainly 0 to 0.5 inches. And the risk for thunderstorms is low.

Our next temperature extremes: The next chilliest night is likely to be Saturday night when temperatures ought to be able to sink to the upper 30s. On the warmer end of the temperature spectrum, readings will have a chance to sneak into the 70s not only Friday but next Wednesday and Thursday as well.

Tailor your forecast with the WECT Weather App! The posted forecast here is for the Wilmington zone of your WECT Weather App. Temperatures and rain chances may be slightly different for far inland and beach locales, so make sure to tap your app from your location for a more tailored forecast.

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