Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Tracking weekend showers ahead of Mother’s Day

Most of the rain will be clear of the East by sunrise Sunday
Charlie Ironmonger - WITN
Charlie Ironmonger: WITN Meteorologist(WITN)
Published: May. 7, 2023 at 6:21 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2023 at 1:40 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The sunny weather that has stuck with us the past several days will carry over into the start of Mother’s Day weekend. Skies will remain mostly clear tonight into Saturday morning, allowing our overnight lows to drift down into the upper 50s for inland communities while the coast hangs in the mid 60s. The mid 80s will return in full under continuous sunshine on Saturday. Winds will blow in out of the southwest at 6 to 12 mph.

Cloud cover will creep back over the East late Saturday night, bringing scattered showers and isolated storms to the region. The drops will start to fall around midnight and will pull away from the coast by sunrise Sunday. A few lingering showers will try to stick to the coast, but with a steady flow of air coming out of the northwest, everyone will turn dry by lunchtime. Cloud cover will gradually disperse through the afternoon, leaving us with few clouds by sunset. Highs on Sunday will reach the upper 70s to low 80s.

The rain will return again on Monday, coming in the form of a low pressure system that is now expected to make a clean pass over our beaches. Previous model runs had the low stalling near Cape Hatteras, which would have kept the rain field centered over the East for most of the coming work week. With the low now off our coast by Tuesday, partly sunny skies will be a midweek staple throughout the area. Highs will go from the mid 70s on Monday to the low to mid 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Another chance of rain is expected by Friday and Saturday of the following weekend.

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