First Alert Forecast: below-average weekend temps, rain chance returns

Your First Alert Forecast for Friday evening Apr. 16, 2021

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello on a nice Friday evening! Friday was gorgeous with plenty sunshine and slightly below normal highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Temperatures will be in the 60s for your dinner-time plans before dropping toward the overnight low in the lower 50s. Clouds will gradually increase this evening into the overnight.

Do you remember what you were doing ten years ago? You were probably staying weather-aware! The worst tornado outbreak in North Carolina happened April 16, 2011. In all, 31 twisters, including many EF-2s and EF-3s, ravaged central and eastern parts of the state. The strongest of the Cape Fear Region was the Bladenboro-Elizabethtown tornado: it killed one person and damaged many structures on its 14-mile tear.

Tornado Outbreak NC: 10 Years Ago
Tornado Outbreak NC: 10 Years Ago (Source: WECT News)

Your First Alert Forecast does not include severe storms, thankfully, but nonzero shower chances do return over the weekend as a low pressure system skirts the Carolina Coast. Notice there are no big warm ups and no days with high rain chances through late next week. See them, and many other weather details, in your seven-day planning forecast for Wilmington right here. Or... extend your outlook to next weekend for any location you choose with a ten-day planning forecast on your WECT Weather App!

7-day Forecast

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