Showers, storms possible through tonight ahead of rainy weekend

Showers and thunderstorms remain possible tonight, but rain chances taper off after midnight.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with overnight lows falling to the mid-50s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Expect a rainy Saturday with a chance of a thunderstorm after noon. Highs will be near 72 degrees with wind gusts as high as 26 mph. New rainfall amounts between one-tenth and one-quarter inch are possible, except for higher amounts during thunderstorms.

Saturday night showers are possible, including a chance for a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a slight change of showers. Overnight lows will dip to around 49 degrees. New rain amounts between one-tenth and one-quarter inch are possible.

On Sunday, aside from a chance of showers it will be partly sunny and cooler, with a high around 62 degrees. Rainfall is expected to be less than one-tenth inch.

Sunday night will be partly cloudy with a low near 47 degrees.

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