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First Alert Forecast: unseasonably warm pattern continues

Expect mild temperatures hovering 60 Wednesday morning. A few clouds or patchy fog is possible also. (Source: WECT) Expect mild temperatures hovering 60 Wednesday morning. A few clouds or patchy fog is possible also. (Source: WECT)
The upper level pattern shows strong ridging to continue which will bring unseasonably warm temperatures. (Source: WECT) The upper level pattern shows strong ridging to continue which will bring unseasonably warm temperatures. (Source: WECT)
The pollen forecast shows medium to high pollen counts across the area. The main allergens are juniper and elm. (Source: WECT) The pollen forecast shows medium to high pollen counts across the area. The main allergens are juniper and elm. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A strong ridge of high pressure will promote low rain chances and extraordinarily warm temperatures across the Cape Fear Region from Tuesday to the weekend.

TUESDAY NIGHT DETAILS: Expect partly cloudy skies, areas of patchy or dense fog and temperatures mainly in the 50s and low 60s. 

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY DETAILS:  Forecast highs: lower 80s inland, lower 70s beaches. Average high for Wilmington: 61. Record high for Wilmington Wednesday: 78 set in 2014 and Thursday: 78 set in 2003. Nighttime lows will be in the upper 50s amid south breezes. 

EXTENDED FORECAST DETAILS: Friday forecast highs: mid 70s inland, lower 70s beaches. Average high for Wilmington: 61. Record high for Wilmington: 80 set in 1975. Upper 70s will likely last through the weekend - record highs for both days are 81 set in 1982 and 1930. Weekend rain chances will range from 20-30%. Early next week, look for highs mainly in the middle and lower 70s and nighttime temperature in the 50s. 

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