Phillip’s First Alert Forecast: High heat will be broken by weekend front

As our rain chances rise this weekend, our air temperatures will finally fall
WITN First Alert Forecast for Friday, July 29th
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 6:30 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 7:55 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The heat from yesterday and today will get pushed southward by a front Saturday. It will still be hot for the first half of the day, but a wind shift followed by increasing clouds and a rain chance will lower temps by the end of Saturday. A wind shift is expected to occur Saturday, opening the door for some SLIGHT cooling this weekend (low 90s Saturday and mid 80s by Sunday).

The stationary front to our north that has kept our daily forecast largely unchanged over the past several days will drift southward this weekend. High temperatures will come down as rain chances come up. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. The severe storm risk will be low, but periods of heavy rain will be possible at times. Rainfall totals should exceed one inch over the weekend for most areas, with pockets of 2+ inches, helping drive our high temperatures down to the mid 80s by Sunday.

The front will gradually shift back northward Monday, with a dip in the rain chances to 40% on Monday. Increasing sunshine will lift the high back to 90°. Tuesday through Thursday will run mainly dry, with rain chances around 20%. Highs will settle into the low 90s through much of the week.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low of 78. Wind: SW 10-15. Rain chance: 50%

Saturday

Building clouds with scattered afternoon and evening storms. High of 92. Wind SW/NW 5-12. Rain chance: 60%

Sunday

Variably cloudy with scattered showers and storms with a high near 86. Wind: N/SE 5-10. Rain chance: 70%

Monday

Partly to mostly cloudy with a few more showers or storms. Wind: S 5-10. High 90. Rain chance 40%.

Tuesday

Partly sunny and hot. High 92. Wind: SW 5-10. Rain chance 20%

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