First Alert Forecast: wintry storm targets Cape Fear Region

Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. morning, Jan. 8, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and good Friday to you! Your First Alert Forecast hinges on the passage of a wintry storm Friday and Friday night. A nice and drier high pressure cell will build in Saturday and Sunday.

BIG PICTURE: DAMP AND COLD FOR A BIT. Nuances... 1) A few spots could sneak a brief peek of sun and 50s, but cloudy...

Posted by Meteorologist Gannon Medwick - WECT on Friday, January 8, 2021

Fleeting sun intervals may grace a few lucky spots but, overall, you may expect a damp and gloomy Friday. Amid chilly and gusty northeasterly breezes, temperatures will grind through the 40s to, at very most, 50s.

Lingering rain and drizzle drops will flash in porch lights like counterfeit snowflakes Friday night but actual snow will visit only a few lucky spots in the Cape Fear Region. It is more likely to pass just to the west and north.

Temperatures will open Saturday in the cold but not quite icy lower and middle 30s. Sun will usher readings to the upper 40s and lower 50s for the weekend afternoons with a frosty and freezing-cold Saturday night in between.

Catch many of these details, plus a return to rain chances for part of next week, in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington here. Or, extend your outlook to ten days for any location you choose with your WECT Weather App!

7-day Forecast

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