Sunny, hot today; Rain, cooler temperatures expected late this week

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Today will be sunny and hot with highs around 85 degrees, followed by a clear night with lows around 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Clouds will increase during the day on Wednesday, for mostly cloudy skies in the evening and overnight.

Temperatures will be around the same as today, with highs on Wednesday reaching around 85 degrees and lows falling to around 65 degrees.

On Thursday, there will be a chance of rain throughout the day, with showers likely around nightfall. The rain is expected to continue through the night.

Highs on Thursday will be around 79 degrees, and lows will be around 61 degrees.

Showers will continue early Friday morning, but should come to an end by the early afternoon.

Clouds will decrease for mostly sunny skies, with highs around 74.

A cold front will move through the region Friday bringing much cooler, fall-like temperatures with it.

Saturday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.

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