Mostly cloudy, mild today; weekend rain to start tonight

April showers will close out the month as rain returns to the region this weekend.

It will be mostly cloudy and mild today with the possibility of a few showers, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The chance for rain will taper off this morning, leading to a mostly dry afternoon. However, another round of showers will move into the area later in the day.

Highs today will be around 67 degrees.

After dark, the rain chances will gradually rise, with showers becoming likely shortly after midnight and continuing through dawn.

Overnight lows will be around 49 degrees.

On Saturday, there will be showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the morning, then rain chances will quickly drop.

There will still be a chance of showers throughout the day, joined by a slight chance of thunder starting in the afternoon.

Saturday night will bring rain with embedded thunderstorms, which will linger through sunrise.

Highs on Saturday will be around 72 degrees and lows will be around 60 degrees.

The overnight storms will linger into the day on Sunday, though rain and storm chances will gradually trail off by late evening.

Clouds will also gradually decrease during the day on Sunday, for mostly cloudy skies in the morning and mostly clear skies overnight.

Temperatures will be warm, with highs around 75 degrees and lows around 51 degrees.

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