A second day of record heat in southeast North Carolina

A second day of record heat in southeast North Carolina
Record heat at ILM. (Source: WECT News)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - For the second time in two days Wilmington has set a new record high with an unofficial high of 97 so far, beating the old record of 94 set in 1986. This comes on the heels of setting the all time October high in Wilmington on Thursday when the mercury reached 98 degrees. A strong fall cool front will move through the region tonight and bring normal highs in the middle and upper 70s back to the region on Saturday.

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