Hotter today; Strong storms, isolated tornadoes possible tomorrow

It will be hotter today and Saturday, with rounds and showers and thunderstorms arriving this weekend.

Skies will be partly sunny with a high temperature near 86 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 74 degrees. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 89 degrees.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 8 a.m. Saturday, then showers are likely and possibly a storm between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., then showers and thunderstorms are likely between 5 and 8 p.m.

Strong to severe storms are possible during the afternoon, with a chance for damaging winds, heavy rainfull and isolated tornadoes. Rain could result in localized flooding.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy with and overnight low around 70 degrees.

Sunday will be sunny but not as hot with a high near 83 degrees. Sunday night will be mostly clear with an overnight low around 56 degrees.

Monday will be sunny with a high near 80 degrees.

Temperatures will trend higher, into the upper 80s to lower 90s for the rest of the week. A chance of showers and storms returns Wednesday into Independence Day, according to the NWS.

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