On and off rain showers, slightly less hot temps today

A brief respite arrives today into Monday with slightly cooler and drier air, especially on Monday.

This afternoon involves a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Highs will be near 88 degrees and accompanied by a breeze.

Tonight will be mostly clear but cool with lows dropping into the lower to mid-60s.

Monday will be sunny with a high of 86 degrees, followed by a mostly clear overnight with a low around 65 degrees.

On Tuesday, sunny skies continue with hot and humid conditions and a high of 95 degrees. Scattered precipitation is possible as well. Tuesday night will be much cooler with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 74 degrees.

By late Tuesday, warmer and much more humid air will quickly build back into the region, with chances for storms returning Tuesday night through Wednesday.

Wednesday brings scattered on and off precipitation and thunderstorms, but otherwise will be partly sunny. Highs will be around 91 degrees, while the lows will fall around 64 degrees. Expect a partly overcast night with rain showers before 8 p.m., too.

Drier and cooler conditions will then return for the last part of the workweek before hot temperatures resume into the weekend.

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