Blustery, cold today and tonight; Rain expected to return late Friday

Credit: Marshall Gorby/STAFF

Credit: Marshall Gorby/STAFF

The rest of today will be blustery, partly cloudy and cold, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Temperatures will fall from overnight to around 35 degrees by 10 a.m., though gusts as high as 30 mph will make it feel like the mid-20s outside. Winds will continue to gust, however, they will not be as strong as this morning, NWS said.

Clouds will start to decrease late this morning and into the early afternoon, bringing mostly clear skies this evening. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph are expected tonight.

Overnight, temperatures drop to around 22 degrees.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and calmer, with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

There will be some more clouds Thursday night, but otherwise the NWS predicted the weather should remain calm, with lows around 27 degrees.

Warmer temperatures return Friday with highs in the low to mid-50s.

Clouds will gradually build up during the day, with winds gradually increasing as well. There will be a chance of rain starting just after night falls, with showers becoming likely after midnight.

The rain will be joined by breezy conditions, but temperatures will only dip slightly to a low around 47 degrees overnight.

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