First Alert Forecast: gusty storms Thursday ahead of big temperature change Friday

Your First Alert Forecast for Thursday evening Feb. 13, 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - With a strong cold front knocking, your First Alert Forecast remains active across the Cape Fear Region. Here is a quick day-by-day breakdown to help you plan for the ups and downs...

Thursday night: Showers and perhaps a rogue storm will remain possible as the cold front blasts through and offshore, so please exercise caution in travel. Expect winds to shift to the north as the evening gives way to the wee hours and, with that chillier flow, temperatures will aggressively fall from the 60s, to the 50s, and ultimately to the 40s late.

Valentine’s Day and Friday night: Trade the umbrella for a jacket! Post-front, Friday morning will have the fleeting risk of a leftover shower. Otherwise, expect much drier and clearer skies. Nippy north breezes will support high temperatures in the cool 50s Friday, chilly 40s around dinnertime Friday evening, and frosty lower to middle 30s late Friday night.

Expect a cool start to the weekend with highs in the lower 50s Saturday. Expect a risk of a few showers Sunday with highs near 60s. A warming trend carries highs into the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday with a big temperature drop behind a cold front late next week. It will be unsettled over the period with a chance of showers.

Tally up those temperatures and, yes, some inland spots may feel a 50-degree drop between Thursday afternoon and Friday night! And the changes don’t stop there. Catch the full outlook, including another warm-up and return to rain chances, your seven-day forecast for Wilmington here. Or, grab a ten-day forecast tailored to your location anytime on your WECT Weather App!

7-day Forecast

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