Warm today ahead of rain, thunderstorms Friday

Today will be mostly sunny and warm with temperatures about 35 degrees higher than the first day of the month.

The afternoon high is expected to reach near 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Clouds are expected to increase later for mostly cloudy skies overnight, which will have a low around 62 degrees.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high near 79 degrees.

Showers will continue Friday night, with a thunderstorm possible. The overnight low will be around 64 degrees.

Rain and storms are expected Saturday, which will have a high near 77 degrees.

Saturday night will have a slight chance of showers and storms. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 56 degrees.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 75 degrees. However, a chance of showers returns for Sunday night, which will have an overnight low around 52 degrees.

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