First Alert Forecast: cool close to February, mild as March begins

Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. evening, Feb. 28, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! A buckle in the polar jet stream flow will support slightly cooler-than-average temperatures across the Cape Fear Region this weekend, so have your jacket ready to go for:

- lows in the frosty middle 30s early Saturday morning.

- highs in the cool middle and upper 50s for Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

- a shot at freezing-cold lows in the upper 20s or lower 30s overnight Saturday into early Sunday.

Rain chances will rest comfortably near 0% for most of the weekend. However, a pair of speedy upper-level disturbances may be able to scrape together enough moisture for a stray shower or rogue flurry. Timing would be Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Longer term spring like temperatures return for much of next week as highs soar to the upper 60s Monday and 70s for Tuesday to Thursday. A potent storm could bring a substantial amount of rain and some thunderstorms late Wednesday through Thursday.

Expect changes next week as a jet stream ridge introduces warmer temperatures and more substantial rain chances. Catch details in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here or in a ten-day forecast for whatever location you choose on your WECT Weather App!

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