First Alert Forecast: Lots of 80s for the first full day or spring

Your First Alert Forecast for Thursday evening Mar. 19, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Happy Thursday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! Spring officially arrives with the vernal equinox today, at 11:49 p.m. and to welcome the new season a very toasty ridge of high pressure will be building over the Cape Fear Region! For some perspective, average high temperatures are mainly in the upper 60s for mid-March. A cold front will break the toasty pattern over the weekend which will usher in some cooler seasonable air. For now consider these growing high temperatures...

Tonight: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows will be in the middle 60s.

Friday: temperatures will soar to 80-86 on the mainland, 74-80 for the beaches. Enjoy mostly sunny skies and with a low chance for a stray shower, near 10%.

Your long-range forecast features a sharp weekend cool-down and variable rain chances. After a cool down to start the week we’ll see warmer weather as the new week progresses. Catch all the details in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. And remember: a full, location-specific, ten-day forecast is just a tap away on your WECT Weather App! Thanks for trusting your First Alert Weather Team and have a great day!

7-day Forecast

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