Unseasonably cold today; warmer temperatures, rain return later this week

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Colder than usual temperatures will continue today and tomorrow before warming up mid-week and a chance for rain returns.

Today will be unseasonably cold with afternoon highs 10 to 15 degrees cooler than usual, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Temperatures will reach the the high 30s to low 40s.

Overall, today will be dry and breezy, with wind gusts of up to 20 to 25 mph.

Overnight looks mostly cloudy with a low of 25 degrees.

Tuesday will see similar temperatures as Monday with highs reaching the low to mid 40s.

There’s a chance for short, light showers overnight Monday and into Tuesday. While Tuesday morning will be dry overall, any precipitation in the early hours will likely be a wintry mix, according to NWS. The chance of rain showers returns after 2 p.m. Another round of rain is possible after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Overnight it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 37 degrees.

Temperatures will warm up significantly Wednesday with highs in the low 70s. It will be dry and breezy to start the day. Wind gusts of up to 30 to 40 mph are possible, according to NWS.

Wednesday evening the chance for rain will increase ahead of a cold front moving through the region overnight. Some thunder also is possible.

Showers will taper off heading into Thursday and temperatures will drop down into the low 50s.

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