Rainy with gusty winds today; Sunshine returns this weekend

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Today will be cool and rainy with gusty winds today before sunshine and higher temperatures return this weekend.

While the worst of the rain is over, scattered showers are still possible today, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

A wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for the region. Winds of 20 to 30 mph are possible with gusts of up to 45 mph. Motorists should drive with extra caution, especially those in high profile vehicles. People should secure loose items outside.

Falling trees could be hazard, especially after showers may have weakened some root systems, acccording to the NWS.

Tonight, skies will clear and winds will decrease as temperatures fall to around 42 degrees.

Saturday will be sunny, breezy and mild, with highs around 68 degrees and gusts as high as 25 mph.

There will be a few more clouds Saturday night, and lows will be around 52 degrees.

Sunday will be partly sunny, warm and breezy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms starting in the afternoon and ending after midnight. Gusts will reach up to 37 mph.

High temperatures will reach around 76 degrees, falling to a low around 55 degrees.

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