Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Showers and storms take over our forecast

Next several days showing a soggy forecast, helping alleviate drought conditions by next weekend
WITN First Alert Forecast For Monday, May 23
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 6:30 AM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2022 at 8:08 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - After a few isolated rounds of evening thunderstorms this weekend, a more substantial round of rain will be here by Monday. With the drought continuing across most areas, the soggy forecast comes at a great time and the rain will come in multiple waves. The first will move in during the early morning hours (3 am to 6 am) closer to the coast and Pamlico Sound region, followed by another round of pop up storms over inland areas in the late afternoon. These two waves will help stabilize the atmosphere ahead of a stronger storm catalyst, reducing our chance of the late storms reaching severe strength. High temperatures will struggle to get out of the low 80s during the warmest time of the day because of the showers. The final, and strongest, round of rain will finally move over I-95 between 7 pm and 9 pm with a coastal exit planned prior to sunrise Tuesday.

The rest of the week will be cooler and unsettled. A secondary front behind Monday’s system will keep the rain around through the rest of the week. After another line of downpours moves through Tuesday evening, rain chances will start to become lower and coverage will be sporadic. Areas west of I-95 will see a steady stream of moisture moving in from the southwest. A few of those showers may stray eastward over our heads Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This return to a southwesterly flow will push our temperatures from the upper 70s Tuesday back into the mid 80s by Thursday.


Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 80. Wind NE 5-10. Rain chance: 70%.


Partly sunny skies with a line of storms moving in during the late afternoon/evening. High 77. Wind NE-10. Rain chance: 60%.


Partly sunny skies with isolated showers possible at times. High of 83. Wind W-SW 7-12. Rain chance: 30%.


Partly sunny start with isolated showers/storms in the afternoon/evening. High of 86. Wind SW 7-12. Rain chance: 30%.


Partly sunny start with isolated showers/storms in the afternoon/evening. High of 86. Wind SW 7-12. Rain chance: 30%.

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