Accuweather Map for January 13, 2020

Accuweather Map for January 13, 2020

After a record-breaking weekend of warmth in Wilmington, residents may need to trade in their shorts for snow shovels on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday's 69 and Saturday's 70 both set daily high-temperate records for Wilmington, but it appears a pattern change is on its way, and so could snow.

The National Weather Service says a cold front is expected to pass through the region by Wednesday night, bringing strong winds, but more importantly, cold air from the northwest.

That could set the stage for another storm to approach from, and then cut to our west.

With the cold air in place, precipitation is currently expected to start as snow Friday night, before eventually mixing to and changing to rain sometime Saturday morning.

Both the National Weather Service and Accuweather say its too early to think about any accumulation totals, but one effect from the storm they agree on is temperatures on the back end of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend could struggle to crack the freezing mark with a stiff breeze.