FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives early Wednesday with showers overnight

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It remains cloudy tomorrow with scattered showers in the afternoon with widespread rain in the evening. The cold air plunging into the center of the country is bringing colder than normal temperatures.

On Sunday, the Triangle had a high of 51 and a low of 27. Winds will be out of the southwest up to 15 miles per hour.

A cool down and sunshine will move in behind it on Thursday bringing highs back to the 50s.

Rain will continue overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

High pressure from Canada is right over us tomorrow night, with a clear sky temperatures will dip to near 0 degrees in northern New England to 20 degrees near the south coast. Temperatures in behind the front crash and the battle ground will set up.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives early Wednesday with showers overnight

We see a break on Thursday with just partly cloudy skies before we enter another active period for Christmas weekend.

Morning clouds to the south of the Triangle will break up by midday, leaving us with plenty of sunshine this afternoon.

"Temperatures generally not falling below eight to 11 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes".

Your 7-Day Planning Forecast includes Christmas!.so it's a ideal time to look at Wilmington's Christmas temperautre climatology. Most of us will not make it out of the 40s for Thursday but we will only have a 10% chance of rain. By the weekend we will be grabbing for the 50s! We'll have a dry airmass in place, so no snow, sleet, or freezing rain, despite the frigid temperatures.

The early call is for seasonable chill and mostly dry Christmas Eve, then a better chance for snow and ice and rain on Christmas Day. So far the Brainerd lakes area, along with much of the state, is expecting 1-2 inches of snow. Temperatures tumble to the 20s and 30s. The chances for a white Christmas continue to rise as we edge closer to the big day.

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