Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Saturday sunshine precedes Sunday showers

Cooler air will continue to flow out of the northwest, leading to cooler temperatures to start the weekend
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 7:17 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 11:07 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Sunshine will stick around as we start the weekend. Air temperatures will not, however, return to the above average levels we’ve enjoyed over the past several days. Highs will struggle to reach the 50s in the afternoon as winds continue to blow in out of the northwest. Wind speeds will be far more relaxed Saturday than what we’ve been used to lately, coming in at a light 5 to 10 mph.

Rain showers from the Gulf of Mexico will spread over the East early Sunday and will stick with us through the day. The heaviest rain will likely fall in from lunchtime to dinnertime with a few lingering downpours near the coast overnight. About an inch of rainfall is expected for most communities, but a few coastal areas could collect nearly two full inches. The rain comes at a great time as each ENC county is either abnormally dry or under a moderate drought.

Drier weather will return Monday and Tuesday thanks to a trailing high pressure system. Air temperatures will hang in the mid 50s until a second round of heavy rain comes in late Wednesday through early Thursday.

Saturday

Mostly sunny and cool. High 52F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Rain moving in by mid morning. High 60F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Rain chance: 100%

Monday

Mostly sunny and windy. High of 56. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny. High of 55. Winds N 5 to 10 mph.

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