First Alert Day Wednesday

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First Alert 10 a.m. Forecast: February 28
Severe weather risk from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- First Alert-Wind Advisory: A Wind Advisory is effective for areas east of the Triangle from 10AM today through 1AM Thursday. Wind gusts up to 45mph will be possible. A strong cold front will pass through the Triangle late this afternoon, bringing the potential for a squall line of gusty rain and isolated thunderstorms followed by a rapid change to colder weather tonight.

Good morning, A few lingering showers are around currently, however these will move out by sunrise. We'll settle into a dry and windy period through early afternoon, ahead of the strong cold front which will pass through later this evening. In the meantime, despite clouds, temperatures will top out in the mid 70s this afternoon and wind gusts of 35-45 mph will be possible.

The cold front will push through the Triangle likely between 5-9pm, bringing a narrow band of gusty rain and isolated thunderstorms.

Temperatures will plummet into the lower to middle 30s Thursday morning, with feels-like temps in the 20s. Thursday will be brighter as high pressure builds over the region. Highs Thursday and

The next round of rain arrives Friday with the next disturbance. As of this writing, rain should wrap up Saturday morning. The remainder of the weekend will be dry. Weekend highs will be in the 60s, with lows in the 50s.

Temperatures will moderate some going into next week, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Have a good day!