First Alert Forecast: sunny and cooler to close weekend

First Alert Forecast: sunny and cooler to close weekend
With rain chances near zero for the next several days, remember to keep a watchful eye on your gardens... they'll be needing the water! (Source: WECT)
With rain chances near zero for the next several days, remember to keep a watchful eye on your gardens... they'll be needing the water! (Source: WECT)
YOur sunday Afternoon Forecast map features plenty of bright sunshine but cool northerly breezes. (Source: WECT)
YOur sunday Afternoon Forecast map features plenty of bright sunshine but cool northerly breezes. (Source: WECT)
Thanks to a cold front, Sunday afternoon high temperatures will be relegated to the upper 60s to low 70s in theCApe Fear Region (Source: WECT)
Thanks to a cold front, Sunday afternoon high temperatures will be relegated to the upper 60s to low 70s in theCApe Fear Region (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An expansive high pressure system will deliver mostly dry and seasonably toasty weather to the Cape Fear Region for the remaining days of April into early May. Thanks to the passage of a cold front, cooler temperatures will close the weekend and start the work before another warm up begins Tuesday.

Your First Alert forecast for:

SUNDAY:  Plenty of sunshine continues along with near zero rain chances. Afternoon highs will be slightly cooler in the upper 60s to lower 70s behind a front. Enjoy outside time but apply a generous helping of sunscreen - ultraviolet indices will be in the high and very high range, respectively.

SHORT TERM: The great weather is forecast to continues all week long! Monday is likely to begin clear and crisp with 40s at daybreak but its afternoon ought to have low 70s. 80s should mix in, especially inland, starting Tuesday, May 1. Rain chance remains at zero.

LONG TERM: Daytime highs will soar into the middle and lower 80s midweek through next weekend. Lows will mainly be in the 50s and 60s. Sunshine continues with a high pressure ridge offshore keeping calm and quiet conditions. With the lack of rainfall, be sure to keep a watchful eye on your gardens!

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