First Alert Weather: warmer for now... another chilly period to

First Alert Weather: warmer for now... another chilly period to begin late Tuesday

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A passing cold front will bring the highest rain chance of the week on Tuesday. It will also bring another in a long series of big temperature swings! Pre-front, mild weather will stay through early Tuesday. Post-front, chillier temperatures will make a comeback late Tuesday into Wednesday.

MONDAY NIGHT: Expect mostly cloudy skies. Areas of dense fog and isolated showers will be possible. Southwest breezes of mainly 5 to locally 15mph will keep temperatures elevated. Expect readings to hover mainly in the 50s inland and 60s for many coastal locales (average low temperatures are in the upper 30s!).

* The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for southeastern North Carolina - effective until 6am Tuesday. Fog will continue to reduce visibility to less than one-quarter mile at times. Please exercise caution when traveling Monday night into Tuesday morning! * 

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy or overcast skies will deliver scattered to possibly numerous showers. Rainfall will likely total under half an inch. Winds and temperatures will shift! For the morning, expect southwest breezes of 5 to 15mph and temperatures mainly in the 60s (few 70s?), but for the afternoon, northwest breezes will pump much cooler 50s and 40s into the area. 

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Wednesday through Friday will have variable clouds, low rain chances, and cooler daytime temperatures mainly in the 40s and 50s. Nights: 30s. A new storm system will bring higher chances for scattered showers for Saturday and Sunday and a shot of drier and chillier air for next Monday.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

Know before you go: with our weather home page by clicking here.

Don't forget to download the free WECT First Alert Weather app to stay ahead of the storm.

Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow