Scattered showers expected today; rain, snow possible tonight, Saturday

Cooler temperatures with the chance for showers — and even some snow flurries — will linger in the area through Saturday.

Today will be colder than normal, with highs in the low 50s, and wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Scattered showers will develop and move through the region mainly after 4 p.m.

The potential for graupel, or soft hail, is high for today. A few rumbles of thunder are also possible.

As cooler air moves into the area there also will be the chance of some snow showers overnight, between 2 and 5 a.m. Friday but little to no accumulation is expected. The overnight low will be in the mid-30s.

Scattered snow showers are expected Friday morning, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8 and 9 a.m. followed by rain. Some thunder also is possible. The high will be near 49 degrees, the NWS said.

Rain continues in the overnight hours, followed by a chance of rain and show showers after 4 a.m. Saturday. The overnight low will be around 33 degrees.

There is the chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then rain showers. A mix of precipitation is possible during the day, including scattered snowflakes, graupel, rain and small hail, according to NWS. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 46 degrees. Saturday night will be partly cloudy with an overnight low around 32 degrees.

It will be dry Sunday before more systems move into the area for next week.

Sunday will be warmer as well, with a high near 57 degrees.

The workweek starts still warmer and dry with a high near 70. However, a chance of showers returns Monday night.

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