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First Alert Forecast: temperatures set to plummet by 40 degrees, noticeably cooler Thursday

Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 1:45 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Hello and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast late on this Wednesday! A cold front which relegated temperatures to the 30s and 40s in northwestern parts of the state will work toward the Lower Cape Fear Region.

Tonight, you will know that the front has passed! Winds will shift to the northwest and take on a progressively chillier character as temperatures fall at a rate of nearly four degrees per hour for several hours. 70s... 60s... 50s... Ultimately, by Thursday morning, temperatures will reach cold lows within a few ticks of 40. Thankfully, the dry breezes ought to preclude frost, but have your jacket ready to go in any case!

By Thursday, you’ll notice a substantially cooler afternoon. Despite the abundant sunshine, highs will be capped mainly in the 60s with additional 60s and 70s through the end of the calendar week. With dry breezes at play, continue to be cautious with any open flame outdoors.

Catch your seven-day forecast, including a decent rain chance for part of the upcoming weekend, right here. Or, any time you like and for any location you choose, tap your WECT Weather App to extend your outlook to ten days!

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