First Alert Forecast: brief wintry temperatures before the next warm up

Your First Alert Forecast for Friday Evening Feb. 14, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening and Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Your First Alert Forecast features clear skies tonight with lows near freezing.

Saturday will have a clear but decidedly wintry character with sunrise temperatures in the frosty 30s and wind chill values as low as the frigid 20s. By Saturday afternoon, temperatures are likely to have clawed their way to the slightly below-average lower 50s for highs.

Cold air masses have been short-lived this winter as the polar jet stream has failed to buckle southward with consistency and, true to this pattern, another warm-up to the 60s and 70s appears likely on and just after President’s Day. Nonzero rain chances will have returned at this time, too.

A big cool down will likely show up late next week with highs plunging into the 40s Thursday and Friday with a risk of precipitation.

Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington here. And remember, any time and for any place you like, you can tap into a full ten-day forecast on your always-free WECT Weather App! Your First Alert Weather Team appreciates your trust here on Valentine’s Day and every day!

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