Hot, dry this weekend; Highs to reach near-record levels Sunday

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The forecast will be unseasonably warm, partly cloudy and dry through the weekend, with a chance for rain next week, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

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Today, there will be a few clouds during the day, with more appearing overnight. Highs will be around 87 degrees and lows around 62 degrees.

Tomorrow, skies will be only partly sunny, though clouds will drop again Saturday night. Highs will again be around 87 degrees, and lows will be around 65 degrees.

For Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny, with highs rising to around 90 degrees. If it reaches 90 degrees, it would match the record for the highest high temperatures measured in Dayton, last set in 1939.

There will be a few more clouds in the evening and overnight, but again weather will be dry as temperatures fall to around 66 degrees.

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There is a slight chance for rain and storms Sunday and Monday afternoon, especially north of I-70, according to NWS. However, Wednesday will have the greatest chance of rain.

A cold front may enter the region in the second half of next week, with high temperatures tentatively forecasted to fall into the upper 70s by Thursday.