A messy weather map the next 24 hours across the southeast; a few storms could be on deck late Saturday locally and could be strong. Stay weather aware! (Source: WECT)

As the skies clear on Sunday; expect temperatures to rebound nicely into the lower and middle 60s by the afternoon hours. (Source: WECT) Wedged between a developing low offshore, a high pressure ridge to the north and another developing over the Gulf Coast will keep the weather unsettled, and potentially stormy, into Saturday before a cold front sweeps through the region for usher in cooler temperatures for next week. SATURDAY: Don’t expect a washout but chances of showers and even storms will be present, especially into the afternoon and evening hours. Highs on Saturday will trend toward the 60s as warm


front begins its push into the region under mostly cloudy skies amid bouts of fog, mist and haze. Along and near the front, a few strong storms may try to develop. The SPC currently has southeast North Carolina in a level 1, marginal risk, for storms late Saturday. A gusty storm or two can’t be completely ruled out. The primary time frame for a strong or severe storm would be between 4 p. m. Saturday and 2 a. m. Sunday.

Keep an eye to the sky and the WECT Weather mobile app. SUNDAY: As quickly as the storm system moved in across the region, expect it to move out as quickly. After a few morning showers fleeting the area, expect some clearing into the afternoon hours as highs rebound back into the middle 60s before the main push of cold air moves into the region. Wind will become quite breezy out of the west at 10 – 20 mph. A FEW PUSHES OF COLD AIR: A large dip in the jet stream will usher in much cooler conditions by early next week. Highs on Monday will be in the middle 40s with a brisk northwest breeze; overnight lows will dip into the 20s and 30s. A brief recovery for Tuesday with highs rebounding into the lower 50s before another, even colder shot, of air comes southward for Wednesday, where afternoon temperatures may fail to reach the 40° in some locations.

EXTENDED RANGE: Our air mass will begin to recover into Thursday and Friday ahead our next system; expect a quiet Thursday with highs in the middle and upper 40s; lower and middle 50s expected for Friday with increasing clouds and a chance for a few showers late in the day. WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: This remains a FREE download for your Apple or Android device and should come in handy in the new year! Get Interactive Radar, targeted severe weather bulletins, location-specific hour-by-hour forecasts, long-range outlooks, marine and tidal information, and much more! FIRST ALERT SKYCAMS: Connect with the Neuwirth Motors First Alert Skycam Network LIVE on WECT. com! Views include: USS North Carolina (including views of downtown and the bridges), Wrightsville Beach, and Surf City. We expect to have more locations and views online soon, so please plan to check back! Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved. A boundary will waver across the area; in association with upper air support and a feed of tropical moisture will be a recipe for a heavy rain event that will continue into early next week for our region. More >> A boundary will waver across the area; in association with upper air support and a feed of tropical moisture will be a recipe for a heavy rain event that will continue into early next week for our region. More >> A messy weather map the next 24 hours across the southeast; a few storms could be on deck late Saturday locally and could be strong. Stay weather aware!

(Source: WECT) Wedged between a developing low offshore, a high pressure ridge to the north and another developing over the Gulf Coast will keep the weather unsettled, and potentially stormy, into Saturday before a cold front sweeps through the region for usher in cooler temperatures for next week. More >> Wedged between a developing low offshore, a high pressure ridge to the north and another developing over the Gulf Coast will keep the weather unsettled, and potentially stormy, into Saturday before a cold front sweeps through the region for usher in cooler temperatures for next week. More >> We had our fair share of weather events just this year, from ice to thunderstorms, tropical systems and flooding, we’ve had it all. Here’s a look at the top 5 weather events that shaped our year in southeastern North Carolina. More >> We had our fair share of weather events just this year, from ice to thunderstorms, tropical systems and flooding, we’ve had it all. Here’s a look at the top 5 weather events that shaped our year in southeastern North Carolina.

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