Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Pleasantly toasty temperatures are in the forecast again today, just shy of record highs for these dates in late October.
Today is predicted to be a virtual carbon copy of Wednesday’s unseasonably warm weather. Wednesday’s high was predicted to tie the record of 81 degrees but fell short, reaching 78 degrees at 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Today’s high is predicted to reach 79, three degrees below the date’s record of 82.
High pressure pulling warm air up from the south is bringing us the warm temperatures, meteorologists say.
A major change in the forecast is in store for this weekend as a cold front approaches from the northwest.
Friday will feel dramatically different with showers and thunderstorms and a high reaching a more seasonable 66 degrees.
More rain is expected Friday night with a low around 42.
The mercury will struggle to reach even the 50s on Saturday and Sunday. More rain could fall Saturday, but the sun should re-emerge by Sunday.
Overnight lows will be chilly and in the mid-30s.
The colder weather will stick around through Tuesday.
Janice Morse contributed to this story.