First Alert Forecast: nice Autumn weekend continues, warming trend next week

Your First Alert forecast for Saturday evening Oct. 17, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Saturday evening to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! A strong surge of cold Autumnal air has arrived in the Cape Fear Region, and while short, lived, it will provide fall weather lovers the atmosphere for pumpkin picking and bonfires.

Expect temperatures Sunday morning to start off in the 40s (yes, you read that right) and 50s, before warming to the middle 70s Sunday afternoon. The umbrella will not be necessary, rather opt for long sleeves and light jacket as you go about your plans.

Next week highs soar back into the 80 degrees range with a mostly mild pattern in the long term. We’ll also see a gradual uptick in shower and storm chances later next week. You can see those changes in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. Or, take your outlook even farther, to ten days, with your WECT Weather App. A system southeast of Bermuda has a high chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical storm within the next few days. It should be noted that these longer-range forecasts do not explicitly include tropical storm or remnant tropical storm activity near southeast North Carolina, 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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