Cold, clear as polls open; Weather expected to warm during week

After a weekend of cold nights, high pressure will bring clear skies and warming temperatures through the week, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

However, today when the polls open at 6:30 a.m. it will still be cold, with temperatures in the mid-30s. This will rise to the mid-50s around lunchtime, and we will reach up to the high of around 60 degrees around 3 p.m.

By close of business, temperatures will be in the process of falling again, dropping to the low 50s at dark (around 5:30 p.m.) and continuing to drop to the low 40s when polls close at 7:30 p.m.

Skies will be clear all day, with an overall high of around 60 degrees and an overall low of around 41 degrees.

Tomorrow will be warmer and breezy, with highs near 66 degrees and gusts around 24 mph. Once night falls we will see clouds build up, with temperatures dropping to around 46 degrees overnight.

Those clouds will linger through Thursday, though we will stay dry as temperatures rise to around 64 degrees. Thursday night the clouds are expected to clear again, with temperatures falling to around 43 degrees.

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