First Alert Forecast: mild and rainy before weekend cool down

Your First Alert Forecast for Tuesday evening Mar. 3, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Tuesday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! First in this period, a wavering front will focus spells of midweek rain. Then, a northern high pressure cell will deliver a nice dose of dry but also unseasonably chilly weekend weather. A few days to highlight include...

Tonight and Wednesday: Shower chances will generally ramp down for the rest of this evening. Lows will be in the middle 50s. Look for mostly cloudy skies with increasing shower chances on Wednesday as highs top out in the upper 60s.

Thursday and Friday: Expect dreary clouds and soaking showers to conspire with north winds to pin temperatures in the chilly 50s for most if not all of the day. Please stay alert for possible instances of ponding and poor-drainage flooding after what will likely be three-day rain tallies of two to three inches. Skies will slowly clear Friday as the storm pulls away with highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday: Enjoy sunny, brisk 50s. As you head to bed in the evening, remember to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries and to “spring forward” your clocks one hour! You might cover sensitive outdoor plants, too, as temperatures are likely to shrink to the frosty 30s Saturday night.

Next week we’ll see a warming trend that will carry highs from the upper 50s Sunday to upper 60s by next Tuesday. Shower chances return by Tuesday.

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