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Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The day is already off to a record-breaking start.
The morning low temperature fell to a nippy 54 degrees at 3 a.m., snapping an 85-year record for the chilliest conditions in the middle of summer, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The last time it was so cold on July 29 degrees was in 1928, when the temperature dipped to was 55.
Normally, overnight lows only slip into the mid to upper-60s at this point in the season. But a string of low pressure systems from the Great Lakes region, combined with a couple of slow-moving cold fronts over the past week, have pushed thermometers down about 10 to 15 degrees below normal, meteorologist Ken Haydu explained.
Sunday was a record-breaker, too. The high only topped out at 73 degrees, the coldest temperature recorded on July 28 since 1945.
The pattern is expected to stick around over the next few weeks, he said, predicting this summer overall will wind up with lower average temperatures than last summer.
“The nice thing is it’s going to continue and that will make it really easy on people’s electric bills,” Haydu said.
Today will be no exception with a high temperature of 78 degrees by 5 p.m. under mostly sunny skies and low humidity.
Tonight’s low will fall to about 60 degrees.
The sun will return Tuesday with a high of 80 degrees before chances for rain move in after midnight. The overnight low is expected to fall to 66 degrees.
There’s a 60 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The high will reach 80 degrees.
A mix of showers and sun will stick round out the rest of the week.
Temperatures will remain mild with daytime highs in the low- to mid 80s and overnight lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.
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