The first weekend of summer will be hot across eastern North Carolina. A weak cool front will stall near the area but most of the moisture associated with the front will move offshore by early Saturday. Skies will become mostly sunny as temperatures reach the lower 90s inland and middle to upper 80s along the coast. Very little in the way of shower activity will occur over the weekend although some widely scattered thunderstorms could develop late Sunday afternoon or evening as moisture increases once again. Westerly winds will keep smoke from the wildfires closer to the coast while inland communities should have little or no problem on Saturday. Winds will become more southwesterly late Sunday and that could drive some of the smoke further inland. An Air Quality Alert for the smoke will continue on Saturday, mainly east of Highway 17.
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