Partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s today; Severe weather threat with storms, possible tornadoes Sunday

With partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s, today is the first real summer day of the season.

The high temperature is expected to reach 86 degrees. However, it will be more humid with pop-up showers possible this afternoon during the heat of the day, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 66 degrees along with a light and variable wind.

The NWS said to be cautious about the potential for widespread severe and damaging winds with a line/cluster of storms Sunday evening into night. It is recommended to have many ways to receive warnings and know where to go for safety.

Highs will reach near 89 degrees.

Cloud coverage is expected throughout Sunday with a few partly sunny skies. By the afternoon, rain showers and storms will roll in.

Thunderstorms are expected to further develop during the afternoon hours. These storms have the potential to be severe with damaging wind, hail and tornado potential. The threat for damaging winds and tornadoes increases in the first part of the evening, according to the NWS.

On Sunday night, the overnight low will be around 68 degrees. Storms and thunderstorms are likely expected before midnight and may bring heavy rainfall. Some storms may be severe and bring damaging winds as well.

After the above normal temperatures for the weekend, slightly cooler air will return for the first part of the new workweek.

Monday’s high will be near 77 degrees with showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Showers continue through Monday night before ending in the early part of the overnight hours. The overnight low will be around 64 degrees.

It will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Tuesday, with a high near 72 degrees. There is a chance of showers through Tuesday night. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 58 degrees.

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