Showers likely today; chance for rain continues through ought the week

It could be a good week for an umbrella, as showers are possible each day this week. MARSHALL GORBY/FILE

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It could be a good week for an umbrella, as showers are possible each day this week. MARSHALL GORBY/FILE

Rain is likely today and Tuesday, but the rest of the work week also includes significant chances of showers, according to National Weather Service meteorologists in Wilmington.

Today, expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers are likely, with possibly a thunderstorm, between noon and 3 p.m.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms lingers after 3 p.m.

Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 degrees.

Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms remains, but otherwise it will be cloudy with a low around 68 degrees.

Shows are likely on Tuesday, and a thunderstorm again is possible. The high will be about 79 degrees. The chance of rain Tuesday is 80 percent, according to the NWS.

Rain chances persist through the rest of the work week.

On Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are possible after 9 a.m. It will get warmer then, with a high near 85 degrees.

Thursday, showers and thunderstorms are likely. The day will be cloudy otherwise, and the high should reach 80 degrees.

On Friday, the forecast calls for a chance of showers and storms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 82 degrees.