Chilly for St. Patrick’s Day evening; Wintry cold, snowflakes over weekend

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

St. Patrick’s Day was windy and rainy to start, though temperatures are falling through the early afternoon as a cold front moves through the area that brings the potential for snow over the weekend.

The temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees this afternoon. It will be breezy with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph possible. The wind chill will make it feel 5 to 10 degrees colder, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy during the early evening with skies gradually clearing. The winds will slightly decrease, and the overnight low will be around 26 degrees.

Saturday will be blustery and cold, with a chance of flurries before 10 a.m. and then after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny skies through mid-morning become cloudy, with a high near 33 degrees.

The chance of flurries continues Saturday night, which will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 20 degrees.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 38 degrees and an overnight low around 22 degrees.

A warming trend begins Monday, which will be sunny with a high near 48 degrees.

The temperatures will rise into the mid-50s through midweek and is expected to reach the mid-60s on Thursday, according to the NWS.

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