Warm, breezy today ahead of windy, rainy Saturday

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

It will be warm, partly cloudy and breezy today before an incoming low-pressure system brings rain and gusty winds for Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Wind gusts will be just above 20 mph.

Highs will be around 75 degrees today.

Overnight, it will be breezy still, and clouds will gradually increase for mostly cloudy skies by dawn on Saturday.

It will be blustery on Saturday starting around daybreak, with gusts increasing as the day goes on to 45 to 50 mph in the afternoon and evening. People should secure loose items outdoors and be cautious driving high-profile vehicles, according to NWS.

A Wind Advisory has been issued from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for the region. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages are possible.

Rain chances will also start around dawn, with showers likely to continue throughout the day.

Temperatures on Saturday will reach a high around 73 degrees and a low around 52 degrees.

Overnight, rain chances, clouds and winds will all gradually fall, with rain chances finally trailing off after midnight for partly cloudy, calm conditions early Sunday morning.

Sunday will be partly cloudy to start, but skies will clear in the afternoon for a mostly clear night. Highs will be around 71 degrees, and lows will be around 49 degrees.

It will be slightly windy, with gusts of 20 to 25 mph possible.

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