First Alert Forecast: temperatures to approach record territory before crashing this weekend
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you on this Thursday evening! High temperatures for the heart of October are normally in the 70s but, just ahead of a strong cold front, readings are set to soar to the record-challenging lower, middle, and locally upper 80s across the Cape Fear Region through Saturday. For perspective, the established record highs for this period include:
- 88 for Friday, October 15, set in 1985
- 87 for Saturday, October 16, set in 2018
A broken line of quick, gusty showers is possible - though not a guarantee - late Saturday into part of Saturday night. Upon the passage of the front: classically crisp and invigorating autumnal air is a certainty! Plan to enjoy sunny upper 60s and lower 70s Sunday afternoon and brace for nippy upper 40s and lower 50s by early Monday morning.
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The tropics feature neither imminent nor definable storm threats. Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ends November 30.
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