Some Showers Friday; Storms Possible Saturday

By: Matt Engelbrecht, Marvin Daugherty, Jim Howard
By: Matt Engelbrecht, Marvin Daugherty, Jim Howard

Warmer air has finally arrived across eastern Carolina and will stick around through Saturday. Afternoon highs will reach the lower 70s each day despite the chance for showers. Scattered showers will start to move in Friday afternoon, with much better rain coverage moving in Friday night through Saturday.

There is a slight risk that a few storms may become severe Saturday afternoon or evening ahead of a cold front. The primary risk will be wind gusts over 60 mph, with an outside chance for an isolated tornado and hailstones up to 1" in diameter. The rain threat should end by Sunday morning as cooler air arrives. Rainfall totals will likely exceed 1" for most areas.

Behind the cold front, Sunday highs will struggle to get much above 60 degrees with some clearing expected by the afternoon or evening.


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