Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Upper 80s Sunday afternoon will spark storms

Rain chances stick around as stationary front hugs the coast
First Alert Forecast For August 20, 2022
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 4:56 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2022 at 7:37 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The showers and storms brought to the East by the presence of a stationary front near the coast will linger through Sunday. Highs will benefit from some early morning sunshine, reaching the mid to upper 80s during the early afternoon. This additional heat will help spark a few more afternoon thunderstorms, however the threat of severe weather will remain low. Winds out of the southwest will also help bolster our afternoon highs, ranging between 5 to 10 mph for most.

The damp pattern will hold through the following work week as the stalled front remains parked near our coast. The consistency of the clouds and rain will keep our daytime highs between 80-85° and overnight lows between 70-75°. The persistence of the rain will help reduce our chances of severe weather on a daily basis. Daily rainfall totals will range between 0.25-0.50 inches. The threat of severe weather will be low due to the consistent nature of the rain.

TROPICS: A tropical wave over the southern Gulf of Mexico has developed into Potential Tropical Cyclone Four. The change in designation does not adjust the expected track of the storm at all, which has the center of the system moving over south Texas late tonight into the early hours of Sunday morning. The system will die out rapidly once it moves onshore and shows zero chance of impacting Eastern NC.

Sunday

Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High: 88. Wind SW 5-10. Rain chance 60%.

Monday

Building clouds with afternoon showers and storms. High of 80. Wind S 5-10. Rain chance 70%.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms. High of 82. Wind S 5-10. Rain chance 60%.

Wednesday

Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High of 85. Wind SW 5-10. Rain chance 40%.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy with rain showers. High of 84. Wind SE 5-10. Rain chance 60%.

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