WEATHER SUMMARY: Sunny skies and nice albeit chilly weather is in place on this Tuesday afternoon in the Cape Fear with temps only around 50. High pressure is in control and will stay the dominant feature tonight bringing fair skies and it will be another cold night as lows drop to near 30 well inland… to the upper 30s along the coast. We are turning briefly milder Wednesday as the high shifts offshore and temps surge into the lower 60s under mostly sunny skies. A chance of showers arrives Thursday as an Arctic front races into the area. Behind this front… our forecast becomes complex and possibly wintry. Thursday night through Friday night the front stalls offshore and a wave of low pressure appears likely to develop along it and move northeast. This combined with very cold air moving in from the northwest and plentiful moisture streaming in aloft from the south could spell a changeover to freezing rain for portions of southeast North Carolina Friday and areas of freezing rain for much of the area Friday night into early Saturday. The storm will likely move away Saturday and the precipitation could end as either a few sleet pellets of just a cold rain. It is still a little early for exacts and possible accumulations… but just know winter weather is possible to wrap up the week. Very cold air is likely Friday through this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned to StormTrack 3 for the very latest!

Tonight: Fair skies. Another cold night with a low near 30 well inland… low 30s in Wilmington… to the upper 30s along the coast/shore. Winds calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies. A milder afternoon with highs in the low 60s. Winds south becoming southwest at 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Increasing cloudiness. Not as cold with a low in the upper 40s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers… especially toward the afternoon. High in the low to mid 60s.

Chief Meteorologist Lee Haywood

Categories: Daily Forecast

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