Tomorrow to be 30 degrees warmer; wind gusts of 40 mph possible

While today will be dry and chilly, temperatures will climb about 30 degrees tomorrow with the chance of wind gusts of 40 mph and rain.

A Wind Advisory will be in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday for entire region, issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington. South winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph, which could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down, which could lead to power outages. Motorists should use extra caution, especially if driving a high-profile vehicle.

Today will be cloudy, breezy and cold with a chance of rain beginning this evening. Highs will be around 46 degrees. The possibility for showers will taper off after midnight as temperatures fall to an overnight low around 39 degrees.

Wednesday will be warm and windy, with highs near 75 degrees accompanied by blustery winds and gusts between 30 and 40 mph that will continue through the night. The high gusts of wind along with low humidity for Wednesday could potentially prompt elevated fire risk, the NWS said.

There will be a chance of rain late Wednesday evening that will increase after midnight, making showers likely throughout the early-morning hours on Thursday. Lows will be around 51 degrees.

For few hours before dawn on Thursday, there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms, but after the sun comes up storm chances will fall away and rain chances will gradually trail off.

It will still be windy Thursday, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Temperatures will be cooler, with highs only rising a little from overnight to around 59 degrees.

On Thursday night, there will be a slight chance of rain before midnight, and winds will decrease. Lows will drop to around 35 degrees, with wind chills in the mid-20s.

Friday will be dry, but cool, with highs in the mid-40s to low 50s.

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