Phillip’s First Alert Forecast: Warmer winds blow on Friday with a stray late day storm possible

Strong to severe storms are expected to affect areas west of I-95 and north of the NC-VA line
First Alert Forecast for Thursday, May 5th
Published: Apr. 30, 2022 at 6:59 AM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 10:50 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Friday will start mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s, but warm to the mid 80s later in the day. A stray storm is possible during the evening, but most heavy storms will stay west of us during the day.

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A cold front will move towards I-95 during the early evening hours after firing up storms over Raleigh. Due to a strong southwest to northeasterly flow, most of the Raleigh storms will head towards Richmond. Isolated storms will try to ride the front into the East, but due to a slowing forward speed, the front will have a tougher time supporting those incoming cells.

A more substantial round of showers will develop after lunchtime Saturday. A few thunderstorms will mix in with light to moderate showers. Highs will reach the upper 70s (a few communities may sneak into the low 80s) with a breeze out of the southwest at 7 to 12 mph. The rain will be gone by sunrise Sunday, leaving us with just mostly to partly cloudy skies finish to the weekend. However, as cloud cover declines over the region, our temperatures will recede as well, falling from to the mid 60s by Sunday afternoon as north winds increase to 15 to 20 mph. Mom’s may need a jacket if outside on Mother’s Day afternoon.

Friday

Variably cloudy with a few showers and isolated storms in the evening. Wind SW 10-15. High 84. Rain chance: 30%

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with showers and and a stray storm after noon. High of 79. Wind: SW 5-10. Rain chance: 70%

Mother’s Day

Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy and breezy with a high of 67. Wind: N 10-20.

Monday

Partly sunny and breezy with a high near 70. Wind: N 15 G 25.

Tuesday

Partly sunny and mild. High of 73. Wind: NE 10-15.

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