First Alert Forecast: chilly weather pattern likely to deliver another night of freezing temps

Your First Alert Weather Team is continuing the FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY program for Wednesday night, March 15.
Published: Mar. 11, 2023 at 8:21 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 7:57 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As expected, much of the Cape Fear Region hit freezing temperatures Tuesday night and, with another freeze possible to likely Wednesday night, your First Alert Weather Team is maintaining a First Alert Action Day through the overnight hours of Wednesday, March 15.

Timing & Impacts: Under a clear and dry sky, temperatures are once again likely to fall to the upper 20s to middle 30s by late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Also, lighter winds will support a better chance of frost, especially but perhaps not exclusively in sheltered areas. Keys to the First Alert Action Day program this week remain: the cold will be widespread, and the growing season has already started. Lots of plants are in a tender budding or blooming stage and may suffer harm.

Our Promise & Your Action: Though the First Alert Action Days this week have not had the audacity of an ice storm or tropical system - subjects of First Alert Action Days past - freezes in the growing season have historically packed quite a sting in the Cape Fear Region. Keep any sensitive seedlings or blooms that you may have started early covered or sheltered - and remember your people and pets, too! Trust your WECT Weather App to stock any official National Weather Service freeze and/or frost bulletins as soon as they’re issued. And of course, your First Alert Weather Team will continue to refine this cold weather forecast on all relevant platforms.

More details in your seven-day forecast:

Or, anytime and for any location, extend your outlook with a ten-day forecast with your WECT Weather App.

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