First Alert Forecast: balmy December temperatures begin to slide

Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 4:28 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 8:11 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast rolls on with balmy air and even some fog oozing around the Cape Fear Region. Otherwise in the skies, expect the balance of tonight and early Thursday to feature partly cloudy skies and little if any rainfall. A shift in the breezes will limit temperatures to highs mainly in the upper 60s and lower 70s - higher than the average of 62 and likely a far cry of the record of 82.

Cooler air wedges into your First Alert Forecast for Friday and the weekend. Expect daytime temperatures to settle back to the seasonable 50s to, at most, 60s, and nighttime readings to occasionally ping the chilly 40s in this time. Rain chances in the transition include 40% for Friday, 10% for Saturday, and 20% for Sunday. So, keep an eye out, but certainly do not count on a drought buster.

Some rare postseason tropical or subtropical storm development remains possible with a disturbance several hundred miles east and southeast of Bermuda late this week. Should a storm eventually spin up before this disturbance encounters cooler water, it would be called Owen. Regardless of its development, this system in question remains zero threat to the Carolinas - and North America in general.

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