Pleasant today; Drier, cooler through Saturday

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

It will be pleasant today with cooler and drier conditions through Saturday before a chance for showers and thunderstorms return.

Today will be dry with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will be cooler than normal with highs in the mid to upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

It will stay clear tonight, with an overnight low in the mid-50s.

Saturday will be a little warmer, with highs around 80 degrees, but humidity will remain low. It will be mostly sunny but clouds will increase throughout the day.

There is a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms Saturday night, which become likely after 2 a.m. Overnight low temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Showers are likely Sunday, and possibly a thunderstorm before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and cooler with a high near 73 degrees. The chance of showers and thunderstorms continues Sunday night, which will have an overnight low around 62 degrees.

Skies are expected to be partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 80s each day of the next workweek, the NWS said.

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