Shauna Steigerwald reports:
Have outdoor plans this weekend? Be sure to dress for the heat, as the forecast calls for above-average temperatures all weekend long.
Mike Gallagher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said high pressure will bring a southerly wind that will keep temperatures above the normal average of 82, with an increase in moisture and humidity throughout the weekend.
Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, with a high of 88 and an overnight low of 64.
Continuing southerly winds on Saturday keep the forecasted high at 87, with mostly sunny conditions during the day and partly cloudy skies at night, when temperatures will fall to 67.
Sunday will bring increasing moisture, with partly sunny skies in the morning yielding to mostly cloudy conditions by about 2 or 3 p.m., Gallagher said. The high will be around 86, with and overnight low of 66, and there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Rain could be good news, as June’s rainfall of 1.16 inches is a little low. We should have 2.05 inches by now, Gallagher said.
Next week, things will heat up even more. Monday’s forecasted high is 89, and highs are expected to be in the low 90s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Gallagher said.