Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The sun returns to the forecast today after two straight days of rain.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a high temperature of 73 degrees by 5 p.m.
Temperatures will remain pleasant and mild with plenty of sun through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Highs will be above normal and in the upper 70s with overnight lows hovering 60s, said meteorologist Jim Lott.
A major cool down is ahead for the weekend. A cold front will drop down from the north, pushing daytime temperatures into the low-to-mid-50s.
Friday’s high will struggle to reach 65 degrees as a chance of showers will develop after 1 p.m.
More showers are likely Friday night, mainly after 9 p.m. It will be cloudy overnight with a low of 46.
The chance for rain will stick around through Saturday night. It will be mostly cloudy with a high only of 52 degrees.
The normal high for this time of year is 71 degrees, and overnight lows typically hit 50.
The sun will return Sunday, but it will remain brisk with a high of 55.
Patchy frost will develop overnight Sunday into Columbus Day on Monday. The low will plunge to a downright cold 34 degrees.
The sun should begin to burn the frost off by 10 a.m.
Temperatures will rebound into the 60s by mid-afternoon.