First Alert Forecast: shot of cold air arrives, another stronger one for MLK Day

Your First Alert Forecast for Friday evening Jan. 17, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! A colder weather pattern has finally redeveloped for the Cape Fear Region and, as it often does, social media carries whispers of snow. To be fair, a couple recent weather models have depicted enough polar jet stream energy to leverage the development of a wintry storm along the Carolina Coast next week. However, these model solutions remain too scattered and unfocused for the overt inclusion of snow in your First Alert Forecast.

So, snow is sketchy. But cold signals are crystal clear. Take today, today, for example. Despite ample daytime sunshine...

- We saw highs in the upper 40s and low 50s areawide

- As skies clear tonight temperatures will quickly return to the 30s.

The weekend features a return to somewhat milder weather and a chance of a few showers late Saturday and early Sunday. An even stronger blast of cold weather arrives for MLK Day into the middle of next week.

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Stay warm, friends, and thanks for trusting your First Alert Forecast right here or at your fingertips anytime on the WECT Weather App!

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