First Alert Forecast: a great weekend ahead, stormy conditions expected ahead of Thanksgiving Day

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 4:06 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 9:38 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you on this Friday evening! A weak coastal trough of low pressure will lend the chance for a few passing showers to your First Alert Forecast through this evening. As this trough departs, shower chances will wobble back to an honest zero for most of the weekend. Temperatures will do decently big things through Friday and Saturday: expect highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Sunday ought to take on a brisk and cooler character with early lows in the 40s and afternoon highs in the 60s.

60s and 70s will accompany the approach of a stronger cold front next week. With this, your First Alert Forecast also stocks shower chances of 20% Monday, 60% Tuesday, 70% Tuesday night, and 40% early Wednesday. Gusty winds and thunder cannot be ruled out but, as of now, the front does not look particularly severe. Following the front expect brisk sunshine for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday and cooler daytime temperatures in the 50s. Frosty lows in the 30s are likely.

In the tropics: Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two will bring gusty rain to the likes of Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Turks and Caicos Islands through the weekend. It may briefly turn into a tropical storm named Vince. The Carolinas face no definable storm threats now and, given the likely passage of more cold fronts, ought not to through the remainder of the year. The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ends in less than two weeks - on November 30.

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