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Star’s First Alert Forecast: Tracking next rounds of rain

Highs will peak in the low 80s with increasing sunshine.
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 7:23 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 6:27 PM EDT
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Forecast Discussion: Plenty of dry hours for Friday but a passing storm is certainly possible. Our southern counties will see the highest totals as high as a half inch with a fraction of that expected north of 264. More scattered storms expected for Saturday. That could produce up to a full inch of rain across most of the area.

Heading into Sunday and beyond, mugginess will return but so will the summer heat. According to the New Bern records, we’ve had about 4x’s the rain that would be considered the normal for the first week of August. We did hit the low 90s on the first but haven’t since then. Next week’s forecast will allow us much-needed time for drying out. Lawns can finally be mowed and beach visits had.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy and cooling to 68. Patchy fog possible late. Wind: NE 5.

Friday

Partly sunny with isolated storms possible. 40% rain chance. Wind: NE 5.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with scattered storms. High of 81. Wind: SW 5.

Sunday

Mostly sunny and muggy with a high of 86. Wind: N-E 5.