Jim Duncan’s First Alert Forecast: Sunny but hot for Memorial Day weekend

Mostly sunny skies here for the rest of the holiday weekend
First Alert Forecast for Saturday, May 28th 930AM
Published: May. 28, 2022 at 6:49 AM EDT|Updated: May. 28, 2022 at 10:02 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The return of sunshine this Saturday was accompanied by comfortably low dewpoints, and High pressure will continue to build over the region from the west, keeping a stretch of sunshine in the forecast through the rest of the Memorial Day weekend and into at least the middle of next week. The downside... it’s going to get hotter and more humid over the next several days. With respect to rain, a weak sea breeze front did try to spark a few isolated storms closer to the coast Saturday afternoon, but trends for those will diminish through the rest of the weekend.

Those lower dewpoints (translation comfortable humidity levels) will set the stage for a cool night into Sunday morning, with lows near 60, so enjoy before the hot weather and increasing heat index levels return.

Stay alert for continued rip current risk along portions of the Outer Banks Sunday.

Saturday Night

Mainly clear skies with lows near 60

Sunday

Mostly sunny and warm. High 87. Wind: SW 5.

Memorial Day

Mostly sunny and very warm with higher humidity. High 89. Wind: SE 10-15.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 90. Wind: W-S 5.

Wednesday

Sunny and continued hot with a high near 90 to lower 90s. Wind: S 5-10.

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