First Alert Forecast: first warmer, then much colder with precipitation on the way

Your First Alert forecast for Monday evening Feb. 17, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Monday evening to you! Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region on this Presidents Day evening. Rain chances are on the rise and wintry surprise may greet us late in the week.

Tonight: Expect mostly cloudy skies and some patchy fog. Rain chances will be low with lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with shower chances ramping up through much of the day. A warm front surging north will push highs into the 70s, except for some 60s near the beaches.

Tuesday night to Thursday: Rain chances ramp up through this period. It won’t be constant but off and on showers will be present throughout the period. Temperatures will fall from the 50s for much of Wednesday to chilly 40s on Thursday.

Thursday night and early Friday morning: More cold air wraps into the system dropping some temperatures near the freezing mark Thursday night. Leftover moisture may briefly change from rain to some kind of wintry mix or a period of snow in some locations. It is too early to say if or how much accumulation we could see. We will being watching closely!

Most of Friday into the weekend: Any leftover rain or snow will quickly end with sunny to partly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the 40s Friday afternoon with 50s on tap this weekend.

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