Mostly sunny today; Cooler weather arrives late this week

Today will be sunny and pleasant ahead of cooler, fall weather later this week.

The high temperature for today will be around 71 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Skies will be clear tonight with an overnight low around 43 degrees.

Temperatures will gradually rise as the week goes on, with highs in the mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunny skies continue Wednesday with temperatures reaching around 75 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy overnight with a low around 49 degrees.

Thursday will be partly cloudy during the day and overnight, with temperatures rising to a high near 77 degrees during the day and falling to a low around 48 degrees.

The region will get a taste of fall weather Friday, with high temperatures dropping into the mid-50s to low 60s. Friday also will be cloudy, with the possibility of some rain.

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