First Alert Forecast: a short but sharp blast of cool air for this weekend

Your First Alert forecast for Friday evening Oct. 16, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Friday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! A healthy cold front moved through the Cape Fear Region Friday afternoon. With it, we saw variable clouds and scattered showers. Just ahead of the front, temperatures rose to 84 in Wilmington. This evening temperatures are quickly falling through the 60s and 50s on the back of north and northeasterly breezes. Skies will clear later this evening.

Upon the passage of the cold front, the weekend will have weather you see in fall clothing ads. Expect clearing skies overnight Friday, a mostly clear Saturday night, and solid sun for Saturday and Sunday. Crisp north breezes will flow most of the time and, for the first time in days, temperatures will sink below average. Expect lows mainly in the upper 40s and lower 50s Saturday morning and highs in the 60s for the afternoon. Sunday will have a rebound to the 70s after another cool start. Next week highs soar back into the 80 degrees range with a mostly mild pattern in the long term.

Your extended forecast features building warmth for next week, which you can see in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. Or, take your outlook even farther, to ten days, with your WECT Weather App. The NHC has its eye on two potential areas of development in the next few days. One is southeast of Bermuda and the other is in the southwest Caribbean. It should be noted that these longer-range forecasts do not explicitly include tropical storm or remnant tropical storm activity affecting SE NC, but your vigilance for such things is still appreciated as the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season grinds its way into its final quarter...

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