Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Wet Friday and Sunday; Saturday looking great

Heavy rain and a few embedded thunderstorms Friday morning
First Alert Forecast for Friday, April 28th 5AM
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 7:14 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2023 at 4:56 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Rain chances keep on coming, but there will be breaks to spend time at one of the festivals going on this weekend!

Our next wave of rain starts to arrive 5-7 AM Friday morning and some of it will be heavy. Areas along the coast could pick up 1-2″ easily with some possibly seeing more through lunch. You might hear thunder but the chance of any strong gusts of wind or hail remains low. Even after the sun comes out and the air starts to become unstable Friday afternoon, not much redevelopment is expected. If a storm or two is able to get going, they could have a wind or hail threat Friday night. Most won’t see a storm.

Saturday is our break from paying attention to the weather. Besides a few sprinkles, it should be dry and much warmer. Highs reach the 80s with the partly cloudy skies.

Our next and last round of heavy rain arrives Sunday morning. Like Friday’s round, it’ll mostly be heavy rain with embedded rumbles of thunder. We’ll have to watch for a narrow window for a few strong to severe storms too before lunch. After the rain passes Sunday, cooler and drier weather arrives for the next work week.

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