First Alert Forecast: Azalea Festival starts on a very warm note

Your First Alert Forecast for Wednesday evening Apr. 7, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your weather was bright, at times breezy, and toasty Wednesday across the Cape Fear Region. Wilmington’s high reached 89 this afternoon! Interestingly: Wilmington’s record high for April 7 - 95, set in 1967 - is the highest record for any April day and, thus, it easily survived.

While this sunny and dry weather pattern may be good for your psyche, it does have drawbacks. For one, tree pollen counts - from oak to to poplar to maple to birch to sweet gum to pine - remain very high. The risk for brush fires remains elevated, too, so please be very cautious with flame!

As a frontal system approaches by late week into the weekend, daily odds for showers and storms will grow to healthier 30-40% levels. Catch these metrics and more in your seven-day forecast for Wilmington right here. Or, extend your outlook to a full ten days - for any location you choose - with your WECT Weather App!

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