WEATHER SUMMARY: A potent system riding along the southern jet stream will arrive over the weekend. This system brings us a good chance for rain and possibly some thunderstorms off and on over the weekend. Some of those storms could be strong to severe Sunday afternoon into the evening. The system will move away from the area Monday with shower chances decreasing through the day. Dry and sunny weather returns Tuesday. There now are signs of a colder pattern setting up late next week into next weekend. Don’t put the coats away yet!
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, patchy dense fog. Few showers, possible thunderstorm in the evening. Lows in the 60s.
Sunday: Showers likely with the chance for thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong to severe during the afternoon into the evening. Highs near 70.
Monday: Shower chance lingers early in the day, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the 60s.
For the past few days temperatures in Wilmington have reached highs in the 60s and even 70s, but before that, just a few weeks ago in true winter fashion, there were freezing temps and cold weather and that put several businesses downtown in a rut as they say people were not coming in.