Cloudy, unseasonably warm for Presidents Day

After wet Wednesday, highs reach 70 Thursday, then nosedive for Friday.

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Unseasonably warm conditions will continue through Thursday, when gusty winds arrive ahead of a cold front that will bring a 40-degree temperature drop.

Presidents Day will see clouds increasing during the day. Today will be warmer, with highs in the mid-50s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with the overnight temperature still above normal in the lower 40s.

A few light sprinkles are possible Tuesday morning, but overall the day will be partly sunny and dry, temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. It also will be breezy with with a west wind of 11 to 17 mph.

Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy. The overnight low will fall to around 35 degrees, and there is a chance of rain after 1 a.m.

Wednesday will be rainy, breezy and warmer with highs in the lower to mid-60s. Rain chances will drop slightly during the afternoon, but pick back up by the early evening.

Temperatures will drop to the mid-30s overnight.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and warm. Temperatures could reach the low 70s and possibly set a new record high, according to NWS. However, a cold front will arrive that will cause temperatures overnight to plummet to the 30s overnight.

It will be breezy with wind gusts around 40 mph.

Friday will be partly sunny but much cooler with a high near 37 degrees. Friday night will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 30 degrees.

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