Showers Will Move Into Eastern Carolina on Friday.....
Showers will be increasing across the area on Friday. A moist east to southeasterly flow in combination with a stationary front will ignite numerous showers and a few storms through the day and evening. The slow-moving showers will produce locally heavy rainfall, with localized flooding likely. Temperatures will remain in the lower to middle 80s through Sunday.
Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday evening about 275 miles east of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph and should maintain that course during the next 24 hours. A turn more to the northwest then north is expected off the Southeast coast early next week. Winds are sustained at 45 mph. Some strengthening is possible over the next 24 hours. At this time it is not expected to become a hurricane.
Friday: Warm & muggy with showers and storms likely by the afternoon hours. Locally heavy downpours will be possible. Highs will reach the lower to middle 80s, with winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 60%.
Friday Night: Muggy, with a 60% risk of showers and a possible storm. Lows near 70 degrees. East winds at 3 to 6 mph.
Winds will blow from the east at 10 to 15 knots Friday becoming southeast at 10 to 15 knots on Saturday. Offshore wave heights will run 2 to 4 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely on Friday, with breezes from the east at 10 to 15 knots.