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First Alert Forecast: record high temperatures likely

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.

WEDNESDAY... Forecast highs: near 80 mainland, lower to mid 70s beaches. Average high for Wilmington: 61. Record high for Wilmington: 78 set in 2014.

THURSDAY... Forecast highs: near 80 mainland, lower to mid 70s beaches. Average high for Wilmington: 61. Record high for Wilmington: 78 set in 2003.

FRIDAY... Forecast highs: mid to upper 70s mainland, lower 70s beaches. Average high for Wilmington: 61. Record high for Wilmington: 80 set in 1975.

WEEKEND... Forecast highs: upper 70s or lower 80s mainland, lower to mid 70s beaches. Average high by this point: 62. Record highs for both days are 81 set in 1982 and 1930.

LONGER-RANGE... Data suggests a cold front could generate scattered showers late Sunday into Monday and deliver a puff of slightly cooler air Monday into midweek.

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