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First Alert Forecast: sharp cold front to deliver frigid temperatures midweek

A sharp cold front will plummet temperatures Tuesday night into Wednesday morning starting in the 20s. (Source: WECT) A sharp cold front will plummet temperatures Tuesday night into Wednesday morning starting in the 20s. (Source: WECT)
After a chilly Wednesday, daily high temperatures will moderate back to the 50s. (Source: WECT) After a chilly Wednesday, daily high temperatures will moderate back to the 50s. (Source: WECT)
Expect a mostly dry weather pattern for the next few days, although a stray shower is possible Friday as the next front approaches. (Source: WECT) Expect a mostly dry weather pattern for the next few days, although a stray shower is possible Friday as the next front approaches. (Source: WECT)
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A strong cold front will bluster through the Cape Fear Region late Tuesday. The front will likely be too dry to generate precipitation but a sharp temperature drop will occur between Tuesday and Tuesday night. Afternoon highs will moderate back to the 50s for the remainder of the week. 

TUESDAY NIGHT FORECAST DETAILS: Expect clear skies, brisk northwest winds which may gust more than 20+ mph, temperatures tumbling to lows mainly in the upper 20s, and wind chills as low as the 10s!

WEDNESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Despite sun, temperatures will only likely grow to highs mainly in the lower 40s. Given continued feisty northwest winds, 20s and 30s wind chills will remain likely for most day-parts. Overnight low temperatures will fall mainly to the low 30s and with wind chills factored in, it feel like the 20s. 

LONG-RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday will likely start in the 20s, finish in the 50s, and remain dry. Rain chances will increase very modestly Friday, the weekend, and early next week to 20%, 0-10%, and 30%, respectively. Daily high temperatures will 50s to at best low 60s Sunday and Monday. Low temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s. 

TROPICS: The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended November 30. Off-season tropical storm development is rare, but if a system were to develop in December, it would get the name "Sean". Take a look back at the awfully active 2017 season HERE.

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