First Alert Weather: Stormy conditions over, quieter days ahead
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A strong low passed over central North Carolina bringing some heavy showers and a few thunderstorms earlier Sunday to southeast North Carolina. There were no reports of severe weather and the storm's fast movement kept most rainfall totals under an inch. Quiet and fairly seasonable conditions are expected over the next few days.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight in the wake of the rapidly departing storm. Overnight lows will dip into the low to mid 40's behind a cool front.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Mostly to partly sunny both days. Highs Monday will reach the low 60's Monday but dip into the upper 50's thanks to a reinforcing shot of cool air behind a dry front. Lows Monday night will be near 40 and low to mid 30's Tuesday night. Grab a coat for New Year's Eve night!
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: Dry again Wednesday with highs near 60 for the start of 2014. Wednesday night into early Thursday a weak low will pass to our south and move offshore. We could see some isolated or scattered showers, mainly near the coast. Late Thursday expect decreasing clouds and highs in the low 60's. Lows Wednesday night will be in the low 40's and low to mid 30's Thursday night as the strengthening offshore lows pulls an Arctic airmass into the area late in the week.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Cold!!! An Arctic airmass will bring lots of sunshine but drop temperatures well below normal levels. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 40's and lows will drop into the 20's. Friday will be quite breezy with low wind chill values.
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