Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Wet weather sticks around today

As our rain chances rise this weekend, our air temperatures will finally fall
First Alert Forecast for Sunday, July 31st
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 6:51 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2022 at 6:25 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The wind shift of today followed by increasing clouds and rain chances will keep our temperatures trending lower this afternoon. The mid 80s later today will be a welcome change for many. Humidity will stay elevated so there will be little relief in that regard. Wind speeds will range between 5 to 10 mph (nothing out of the ordinary), however gusts around developing thunderstorms will be much stronger (30-40 mph gusts expected).

The frontal boundary that will be responsible for our increased rain chances will slowly cross the East today and tomorrow, finally pulling away from the area around lunchtime Monday. The consistent rain field around the front has already created episodes of flash flooding, with over 20 deaths being reported out of Kentucky. While we won’t have the front affecting us for quite as long as our neighbors to the west, flooding will still be possible around areas that see repeating thunderstorms. July has been the wet month we have been looking forward to. As of Friday, Pitt-Greenville airport received 7.99″ of rain for the month, 2.7″ above average. The wet weather this weekend will likely aid our rain deficit for the year (which still sits at 4.8″ below average from Jan. 1st).

The front will finally push offshore Monday, drying us out through the middle of the work week. Highs will rebound back into the low 90s due to the increased sunshine. Our next round of widespread rain will arrive next weekend.

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 showers or storms. Wind: S 5-10. High 92. Rain chance 30%.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny and hot. High 92. Wind: SW 5-10.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, dry and hot. High 93. Wind: SW 6-12.

Thursday

Mostly sunny with isolated afternoon storms. High of 93. Wind: 5-10. Rain chance: 20%.

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