Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Rain approaches the coast Wednesday ahead of weekend showers

The rain will spread across the region late Friday through Memorial Day Weekend
Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Rain approaches the coast Wednesday ahead of weekend showers
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 6:01 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 1:31 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Cloud cover over the East will get thicker over the next several days thanks to an area of low pressure that currently sits off the coast of Jacksonville, FL. Scattered rain drops are expected from Duck to Cape Lookout Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Those drops will eventually move inland by the weekend as the low pressure system slides over Eastern NC. Everyone should expect rain this coming weekend, and while that could spoil some Memorial Day plans, we will avoid severe storms. Rainfall totals along the coast will likely range between 0.25″ to 0.75″ over the next three days (Wed.-Fri.) before the heavier drops arrive.

Temperatures over the next few days will feel the influence of northeasterly winds, keeping us below average. Highs will reach the mid 70s today, Wednesday and Thursday before falling to the low 70s on Friday and Saturday. Overnight lows will remain in the mid to upper 50s through the weekend, which will help keep our humidity low despite the approaching start to meteorological summer (June 1st). Wind speeds will be elevated thanks to the position of a high pressure system to our west and the low to our south. Daytime sustained winds will likely range between 10 to 15 mph for inland communities while the coast sees a 15 to 20 mph range.

Rain will linger beyond Saturday into Sunday and Memorial Day. The showers will gradually taper off as we head into next week, but those itching for dry weather and sunny skies will be out of luck for the next seven days.

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