WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hi and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! After a soggy Tuesday-to-Thursday stretch (Wilmington logged 1.95 inches of rain!) a dry high pressure cell remains on-track to build into the Cape Fear Region Friday. Expect clouds to gradually break for sun and no more than a stray leftover shower or two. Blustery northwest winds with 30+ mph gusts might tip your trash can and, along with temperatures cresting in the slightly-below-average 50s to near 60, might have you reaching for your windbreaker.
Your longer-range forecast features plentiful sun for “spring forward” weekend (rain-clouds will not rebuild until after Monday) but continued chillier-than-average temperatures. Lots of Saturday night considerations for you: set clocks ahead one hour, check smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries, and cover sensitive plants for possible frost. Catch your seven-day forecast for Wilmington here. And remember, you can tap into a full ten-day forecast - any time you like and for any place you choose - on your WECT Weather App!