WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Good Saturday to you! Your First Alert Forecast for St Patrick’s Day weekend looks to be a mainly rain-free affair, following the passage of a cold front. A cool ridge of Canadian high pressure and brisk breezes will highlight the weekend forecast, along with seasonably cool temperatures.
Saturday: any lingering showers will wrap up this morning, making any morning activities a bit more pleasant. A jacket will help to complete the AM ensemble, and by afternoon, variable clouds and highs in the cooler 60s may afford you an opportunity to lose it. Northerly winds could gust in to the 20 mph range. Saturday evening will feature more of the same in terms of sky cover. Once heating of the day is gone, those northerly based winds will make it feel cooler than it is, so have the jacket ready to go once again. Lows will bottom out in the lower 40s with a few upper 30s mixing in. The benefit to the aforementioned wind will be a low risk of frost.
St Patrick’s Day: Expect a few more sunny intervals compared to Saturday. Highs will peak around 60 degrees with northerly winds functioning at a calmer 5-10 mph for the afternoon.
Rain chances will be absent if not low for much of next week, with the highest rain odds coming middle and late week with a possible coastal system. Spring officially arrives at 5:58 PM Wednesday March 20.
Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for trusting your First Alert Forecast online, on television, and on your WECT Weather App!