Forecast

  First Alert Forecast: clouds build, along with rain chances

A low pressure system will move into the Carolinas Tuesday, which will be our next shot of seeing showers to the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: summery and sunny feel for the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: summery and sunny weekend

  First Alert Forecast: some spots will flirt with 90 degrees

  First Alert Forecast: bright and toasty into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: abundant sun and summery temps to come

  First Alert Forecast: here comes the sun and eventually very warm days

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  First Alert Forecast: stormy to sun

  First Alert Forecast: gusty storms possible midweek, late week warm up

  First Alert Forecast: showery, but some 0% rain chance days are in sight

  First Alert Forecast: few showers through midweek, late week warm up

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances up and down for the week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled and roller coaster temps

  First Alert Forecast: cool Sunday vibes

A cold front passed late Saturday and a number of weather factors will bring cool vibes to the Cape Fear Region Sunday.

First Alert Forecast: few showers, temperatures dropping

Clouds will continue to build in through the afternoon and evening hours. A shower or two possible overnight as the front passes.

  First Alert Forecast: cold front set to bring wetter, cooler changes

Your First Alert Forecast is active as a cold front sags into and ultimately through the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: sharp temp change over the weekend

Spring officially arrived at 11:50 p.m. yesterday... it’s earliest arrival since 1896! To welcome the new season a very toasty ridge of high pressure will linger over the Cape Fear Region. For some perspective, average high temperatures are mainly in the upper 60s for mid-March

  First Alert Forecast: toasty temps on tap for the first full day of Spring

  First Alert Forecast: Lots of 80s for the first full day or spring

  First Alert Forecast: soaring temps as spring arrives

  First Alert Forecast: big temperature surge ahead through Friday. . .

  First Alert Forecast: temps headed way up! ...until...

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures take off through Friday

  First Alert Forecast: Radar dressed in green for St. Patrick’s Day

A weak front will focus moderate rain chances Tuesday. Rain chances will lessen Wednesday.

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures rising amid spotty shower chances

igh pressure will keep rain chances basically squashed for the rest of your Monday. A stalled front will provide a few passing showers on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday and then again on Thursday. Temperatures will be soaring through the week reaching near 80° by Friday.

  First Alert Forecast: roller coaster rain chances as temperatures trend warmer

A stalled cold front will keep chilly temperatures around as high pressure works to scurry away the rainy weather... at least for today

First Alert Forecast: cooler start to the week with a late week warm up

A cold front has progressed southward and will settle in an ideal spot to focus a spell of raw weather on the Cape Fear Region Sunday.

  First Alert Forecast: showery and cool to start the week

A cold front has progressed southward and will settle in an ideal spot to focus a spell of raw weather on the Cape Fear Region Sunday.

  First Alert Forecast: weather to take a rainy turn

A cold front has progressed southward and will settle in an ideal spot to focus a spell of raw weather on the Cape Fear Region Sunday.

  First Alert Forecast: trending cooler & wetter through the weekend

As cold front wedges its way southward through the Cape Fear Region, you can expect first some cooler and then some wetter changes in your short-term forecast.

  First Alert Forecast: from warm to cool & wet this weekend

As cold front wedges its way southward through the Cape Fear Region, you can expect first some cooler and then some wetter changes in your short-term forecast.

  First Alert Forecast: warm to cool to wet

As cold front wedges its way southward through the Cape Fear Region, you can expect first some cooler and then some wetter changes in your short-term forecast.

  First Alert Forecast: warm Friday with a big weekend cool down

Warm air stays in-place through Friday. A strong cold front remains on-track to wedge in this weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: partly cloudy and mostly pollen-y

Warm air stays in-place through Friday. A strong cold front remains on-track to wedge in this weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: soaring 70s through Friday, cooling by the weekend

Given southwest breezes plus any sun intervals, temperatures ought to readily swell to highs in the middle 70s on the mainland and upper 60s and lower 70s for the beaches.

  First Alert Forecast: spring-like through Friday, chill-down this weekend

Your First Alert Forecast accounts for a spring-like air mass bathing the Cape Fear Region in the short-term likely intrusion of cooler air in the long-term.

  First Alert Forecast: above normal temps, rain chances falling off

A lazy front will focus modest rain chances and even the option for a rogue thunderstorm: 30% Wednesday, 10% Thursday, and 10% Friday. Any showers will offer a brief pollen cleanse but, in general, rain coverage and amounts will be lower than last week.

  First Alert Forecast: temps flying high...

With the spring-like temperatures: enough moisture for a shower or two. Not as rainy, however, as last week...

  First Alert Forecast: springlike and showery

A string of springlike 70s will through the end of the week before the next cool down arrives heading into the weekend. Shower and storm chances dot your longer-range First Alert Forecast, but rain coverage and amounts do not look as robust as as those of last week.

  First Alert Forecast: frosty to fantastic

Temperatures are on their way up! Shower and storm chances dot your longer-range First Alert Forecast, too, but rain coverage and amounts do not look as robust as those of last week.

  First Alert Forecast: Mild, unsettled days ahead

High pressure will slowly move offshore tonight and tomorrow, bringing in more southerly breeze.

  First Alert Forecast: sun and cool temps to give way to warmth and rain

High pressure in control over the next couple days, so make sure you have a pair of sunglasses handy.

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine and cool temps for the next few days

High pressure in control over the next several days. So make sure you have a pair of sunglasses!

  First Alert Forecast: breezy, dry and sunny weekend ahead

After a soggy weekday stretch that netted near two inches of rain int he Port City, a dry high pressure cell remains in control of the weather in the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: breezy, dry and sunny weekend

fter a soggy Tuesday-to-Thursday stretch (Wilmington logged 1.95 inches of rain!) a dry high pressure cell remains on-track to build into the Cape Fear Region Friday.

  First Alert Forecast: blustery but mercifully DRY Friday winds

Wilmington logged a soggy 1.95 inches of rain since Tuesday, but sunny and dry skies are on the way!

  First Alert Forecast: rain wraps up tonight, breezy and sunny Friday ahead

Widespread gloomy clouds and cool, dreary rain Thursday with an inch or more of additional rain probable, watch for localized poor-drainage flooding. By Friday expect a quick drying and gradual clearing amid aggressive northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph and a few 30+ gusts even possible.

  First Alert Forecast: a chilly rain, then just chilly

Your First Alert Forecast continues to feature a soggy system in the short-term and a nice and dry but chilly weekend high.

  First Alert Forecast: rain, heavy at times, for tonight and Thursday

Periods of heavy rain are likely tonight and Thursday.

  First Alert Forecast: another slug of rain approaching...

The lead actors in your First Alert Forecast continue to be a rainy midweek front and then a dry but chilly weekend high.

  First Alert Forecast: mild and rainy before weekend cool down

Southwest breezes will help temperatures swell to the 60s to around 70, even in the face of widespread clouds, periods of rain, and possibly even a stray gusty thunderstorm.

  First Alert Forecast: midweek rain, weekend chill

First in this period, a wavering front will focus spells of midweek rain. Then, a northern high pressure cell will deliver a nice dose of dry but also unseasonably chilly weekend weather.

  First Alert Forecast: mild temps stay as rainy pattern settles in

A front will focus the return of rain chances Monday evening and they will last for much of the week ahead.

  First Alert Forecast: the nice break from rain is about to end

A front will focus the return of rain chances Monday evening and they will last for much of the week ahead.

  First Alert Forecast: Mild and unsettled start to the new month

Rain chances ramp up over the next few days ahead of a cold front.

  First Alert Forecast: trending warmer and wetter to start March

A warm, southerly flow will increase temperatures through midweek. Showers and possibly storms by midweek.

  First Alert Forecast: Warming up to start the new month

A warm, southerly flow will increase temperatures through midweek. Showers and possibly storms by midweek.

  First Alert Forecast: cool close to February, mild as March begins

A buckle in the polar jet stream flow will support slightly cooler-than-average temperatures across the Cape Fear Region this weekend.

  First Alert Forecast: cool close to February, mild as March begins

A buckle in the polar jet stream flow will support slightly cooler-than-average temperatures across the Cape Fear Region this weekend, so have your jacket ready to go for highs in the brisk upper 50s Friday. Lows in the frosty middle 30s early Saturday morning.

  First Alert Forecast: cold close to February, changes for start March

Freezing-cold temperatures are possible as Saturday, February 29 hands off to Sunday, March 1.

  First Alert Forecast: bright, brisk and breezy to close February

Enjoy a bright, brisk, and cool Thursday across the Cape Fear Region with more hours of sun than the previous Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday combined.

  First Alert Forecast: finally drier and chilly, too!

Enjoy a bright, brisk, and cool Thursday!

  First Alert Forecast: from wet and mild to chilly and dry

Rain chances will finally flip back to zero soon but the cost for the change is chillier temperatures...

  First Alert Forecast: from wet and mild to cold and dry

Rain chances will finally flip back to zero soon but the cost for the change is chillier temperatures...

  First Alert Forecast: mild through midweek, frosty by Friday

Your short-term First Alert Forecast contains chances for more unneeded rain as a series of fronts focuses and channels moisture onto the Cape Fear Region.

  First Alert Forecast: spring-like showers Tuesday but February to finish frosty

Your short-term First Alert Forecast contains chances for more unneeded rain. Then: a couple of shots of wintry chill.

  First Alert Forecast: mild and rainy start to the week

After some sorely-needed weekend sun, a soggy front is likely to ladle another 0.5 to 1.5 inches of unneeded rain onto the Cape Fear Region between Monday and Wednesday.

  First Alert Forecast: unneeded rain returns

After some sorely-needed weekend sun, a soggy front is likely to heap more unneeded rain onto the Cape Fear Region between Monday and Wednesday...

  First Alert Forecast: Mild, unsettled start to the work week

We’ll start to feel a warming trend over the next few days. A warm front will move into the Carolinas Monday, bringing temperatures to the upper 60s Tuesday and Wednesday, with some backyards inland hitting 70.

  First Alert Forecast: plenty of sunshine Sunday, shower chances return Monday

ou’ll most likely need to scrape your windshield if you’re heading out early, so budget your time, accordingly.

  First Alert Forecast: frosty start Sunday, plenty of sunshine

Another chilly night tonight with temperature dropping into the 20s, so if you’re going out this evening bring a jacket! Also, waking up tomorrow morning you’ll most likely see frost.

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine returns as frigid temperatures fill in

Ample sunshine has helped to dry out many areas, but a few slick spots may remain first thing with temperatures in the 20s to start!

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine returns as frigid temperatures fill in

Temperatures this afternoon will mainly be in the 30s, 40s at best. Feels like temperatures will be frigid in the 20s and 30s. Tonight brace yourself, your pets, and perhaps even your pipes for a hard freeze with temperatures deep into the 20s.

  First Alert Forecast: frigid for Friday, milder by Monday

Friday afternoon sun will do its best to warm temperatures and wind chill values up! ...but it will likely have limited success.

  First Alert Forecast: wet, windy and wintry

A low pressure wave along a recently-passed cold front will focus periods of rain, pin temps in the 40s, and drive wind chills deep into the 30s. As northerly winds continue to force temperatures downward through the 30s Thursday night, rain may mix with or switch to sleet pellets or snowflakes.

  First Alert Forecast: wet, wintry system targets Cape Fear

As northerly winds continue to force temperatures downward through the 30s Thursday night, rain may mix with or switch to sleet pellets or snowflakes...

  First Alert Forecast: rain Thursday, ending as snow Thursday night with little accumulation expected

Odds favor the Cape Fear Region missing the heaviest winter weather, but some snow remains possible.

  First Alert Forecast: rain to cold and perhaps a little snow

Odds favor the Cape Fear Region missing the heaviest winter weather, but some snow remains possible.

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances through Thursday, a chance of snow is in play

Between Tuesday and Friday, a slow but strong cold front remains likely to bully its way through the Cape Fear Region with significant weather changes...

  First Alert Forecast: gloomy and turning wintry

Between Tuesday and Friday, a slow but strong cold front remains likely to bully its way through the Cape Fear Region with significant weather changes...

  First Alert Forecast: first warmer, then much colder with precipitation on the way

Plentiful rain chances will accompany these temperature transitions...