Higher temperatures starting tomorrow; Rain to return Thursday

It will be chilly and temperatures below freezing for Valentine’s Day, but a warmup will start tomorrow.

Cloudy skies today will gradually turn sunny, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The high will be in the middle to upper 20s.

Skies will be clear Monday night, with an overnight low around 16 degrees.

This week’s warmup begins Tuesday, which will be a mostly sunny day with a high temperature of 44 degrees.

Tuesday night drops back down to 31 degrees with partial clouds.

The warming trend continues Wednesday with a high of 60 degrees expected along with partly sunny skies. Gusty winds are anticipated, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain showers begin after 1 a.m. Temperatures will still be somewhat warm, with a low of 47 degrees.

Thursday is expected to be rainy with a chance of thunder, but not a significant amount. The high should reach 58 degrees. Flooding concerns may be a possibility as a result of moderate to heavy widespread rain, the NWS said. A cold front moving into the region could result in accumulating snow Thursday evening.

Precipitation will end quickly overnight, with an overall dry Friday forecasted. Cooler temperatures will return to 20s.

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