Cloudy, chilly today; sleet, snow possible Sunday

Extended forecast calls for above normal temperatures and precipitation.

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

It will be cloudy and chilly today and with sleet and snow possible for the latter part of the weekend before a gradual warmup with above normal temperatures and rain in the extended forecast.

Today’s high will be near 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Temperatures will be near normal for the weekend, NWS said in a Twitter post.

Skies will see low clouds persisting with a chance of higher clouds later on. Sunshine is also possible to peek out from the clouds later on.

Skies will be partly cloudy tonight, which will have an overnight low around 27 degrees.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 39 degrees.

There is a slight chance of sleet between 9 and 11 a.m. followed by a chance of rain. Little or no sleet accumulation is expected, according to the NWS.

Rain is likely Sunday night, mixing with snow after 11 p.m. before it gradually ends. It will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 29 degrees. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

The new workweek starts out mostly sunny with a high near 42 degrees on Monday.

It will stay dry for most of the week, which will have highs in the middle to upper 40s, according to the weather service.

The eight- to 14-day outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for a wet and mild pattern ahead with above normal temperatures and precipitation for this time of year.

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