WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Clouds, cool weather, and some AM showers as we start the new work week. Much warmer and dry weather moves in by late week.
TONIGHT AND MONDAY: Weak low pressure develops off the Carolina coast. This low won't hang around long, but it should be enough to generate scattered light coastal showers through early Monday. Rainfall totals up to a tenth of an inch are possible at the coast. Skies should partially clear late Monday. Lows tonight will be in the mid 40's. Highs Monday will move into the upper 50s.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Quiet and milder as the coastal low departs and another high ridges back into the area. Both days will be sunny to mostly sunny. Tuesday's highs will reach the low 60's with mid 60's on tap for Wednesday.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: A big warmup on tap as a deep jet stream trough sets up over the western and central U.S. Arctic air will blast the western two thirds of the country. In response a southeast U.S. ridge builds in that will bring us unseasonably warm weather. Look for mostly to partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low to mid 70's. Lows will be in the 50's.
NEXT WEEKEND: The next front moves in but there is conflicting information on its fate. We can say the forecast will be unsettled both days with scattered to numerous showers likely. Highs ahead of the front Saturday will be near 70. Assuming the front stalls near the area we expect highs in the low 60's Sunday. If the front gets a push offshore temperatures could be drastically colder.
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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