Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Saturday raindrops come with some warmth

Highs will reach the upper 60s to low 70s to start the weekend
WITN First Alert Forecast for Friday, December 2nd
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:27 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 11:24 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Cloud cover will flow steadily over Eastern NC tonight, helping keep our overnight lows well above the freezing point we saw earlier this morning. Plan on walking out into the upper 40s to low 50s by sunrise on Saturday with plenty of clouds stretched across the sky. A southerly breeze will help push our highs up into the upper 60s to low 70s despite rain showers showing up. Speaking of rain, the timing of the heaviest rain will be focused over lunchtime into the early evening. About a quarter of an inch to a half an inch of rain is expected during that time period with a few light lingering showers near the coast moving offshore around midnight.

The exiting rain showers will pull the cloud cover eastward and out of the area Sunday morning. However, the steady flow of air from the west to the east will coincidently pull clouds back over the area later in the day. Highs will tumble from the low 70s down to the mid 50s as we wrap up the weekend with a breeze out of the north at 7 to 15 mph. Mostly sunny weather will greet us to start the upcoming work week, however temperatures will still hold in the mid to upper 50s.

The warmth of Saturday will return Tuesday and Wednesday, and like we’ll see on Saturday, rain showers will come with the warmer weather. Highs will hover again between the upper 60s to low 70s. The rain will depart briefly on Thursday before another round of drops starts to fall on Friday. A moderate drought is currently impacting Duplin, Onslow, Jones, Craven, Southern Lenoir, Western Pamlico and Western Carteret counties, so the raindrops are needed for many.

Saturday

Cloudy and breezy with afternoon showers. High of 70. Wind: SW 10-15. Rain chance: 60%.

Sunday

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with cooler temps. High of 54. Wind: W 5-10

Monday

Mostly sunny and cool. High of 57. Wind: W 5-10.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy and wet. Scattered rain showers through the day. High of 70. Wind SW 7-15. Rain chance: 40%

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