Breezy and sunny today, Monday with incoming higher temps this week

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Breezy and much warmer conditions will evolve today and Monday, with much above normal temperatures expected through the first part of the workweek.

Skies will be sunny with highs near mid-50s. Winds will gust from 10 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low of 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 66 degrees, followed by a mostly cloudy overnight with a slight chance of rain after 2 a.m. The low will fall around 53 degrees, too.

Several rounds of rain and storms will be possible Tuesday and Wednesday before drier and cooler conditions return later in the week, the NWS said.

On Tuesday, rain is likely with possible thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy and conditions will be breezy. The high of the day will rise around 69 degrees.

Tuesday night brings more rain, a possible thunderstorm and gusty winds. The low will drop down to 58 degrees.

Wednesday will bring more rain before 1 p.m., rain with a possible thunderstorm between 1 and 4 p.m., then followed by additional showers after 4 p.m. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy. Highs will be near 65 degrees, while the low will fall around 24 degrees. Blustery conditions may occur as well.

Sunny skies are expected Thursday and Friday with moderate temperatures.

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